decay chain


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decay chain

[di′kā ‚chān]
(nuclear physics)
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Radon, produced as part of the natural decay chain of the commonest uranium isotope, occurs to some extent everywhere.
All the isotopes in the decay chain from our claim, you can forget about," he says.
For instance, isotopes of elements 112 and 108 in the decay chain lasted 15 minutes and 17 minutes, respectively, before disintegrating.