decay mode


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decay mode

[di′kā ‚mōd]
(nuclear physics)
A possible type of decay of a radionuclide or elementary particle.
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If the signal-to-background ratio is kept at 10:1, after a single reactor cycle (roughly 30 days) not only will this decay mode be definitively seen for the first time, but the spectrum of photons from radiative [beta]-decays will be measured at the 5 % level.
Alpha], [Beta], and [Gamma] are the slopes of these lines, and represent the rate of annihilation in each decay mode.
The new motor driver IC, designated TB62209F, integrates Toshiba's proprietary Selectable Mixed Decay Mode (SMDM), which offers enhanced accuracy in reproducing the waveform of output electric current, and has the ability to change according to the application.
By having the geochemical measurements and the direct measurements in agreement,' he says, "the theorists [who calculate the probability of this decay mode occurring in the nucleus] have to face the fact that the half-life value we obtained is the correct one.
A comprehensive investigation of the various Higgs boson detection channels at the LHC, production mechanisms and decay modes, as well as the major sources of backgrounds will be performed in a way that is as close as possible to the experimental conditions.