radioactive displacement law

radioactive displacement law

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv di′splās·mənt ‚lȯ]
(nuclear physics)
The statement of the changes in mass number A and atomic number Z that take place during various nuclear transformations. Also known as displacement law.
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However, the radioactive displacement law made it clear that uranium and thorium each broke down to a different isotope of lead, and that could be checked.