decay product

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decay product

[di′kā ‚prä·dəkt]
(nuclear physics)
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And chitin, or chitin decay products, preserve really very well in the fossil record.
wetting of the tunnel to the supply of breathing air and reduction of the load with radon or its decay products
Urban Decay products always "walk the fine line between art and commerce," says Zomnir.
According to the lawsuit, sampling conducted at their property last summer found "high levels of uranium decay products, including thorium, lead, radon" in the kitchen, basement and yard.
222]Rn) and its decay products have attracted increasing attention globally.
Radon decay products * polonium-218 and * polonium-214 emit alpha particles that are capable of causing DNA damage by a direct hit, but also can damage nearby cells and contribute to tumor genesis.
That estimate rests on measurements of two radioactive decay products in the stalagmite.
226]radium) transform into shorter-lived decay products (such as [sup.
Included in these changes are: new code architecture; incorporation of numerical solvers for the calculation of radioactive decay chains (including the in-growth of decay products during air transport and ground surface deposition); enhanced error messages; updated online help and a utility for migrating version 3 datasets, wind files and population files to version 4.
Any of the forms of radiation given off by uranium-235 (the isotope used for energy generation) and its decay products, including uranium split in a nuclear reactor or in spent fuel, can rip through a cell and damage any component of that cell, including the DNA, carrier of the cell's genetic information.
Radon and its decay products compose most of ionizing radiation (Girgzdys, Ulevicius 1985; Gesell 1983).