decay product

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decay product

[di′kā ‚prä·dəkt]
(nuclear physics)
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production of Mo-99, the parent isotope of Tc-99m, for more than 25 years.
Parent and daughter isotopes, half-lives, and other daughter stable isotopes of the Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, U-Pb, and Th-Pb systems Parent isotope Daughter isotope Half-life (years) [sup.
Mo-99 is the parent isotope of technetium-99m (Tc-99m), the most widely used radioisotope in medical diagnostic imaging.
Mo-99 is the parent isotope of Technetium-99, which is used in 80 percent of nuclear medicine procedures globally.
The time it takes for one-half of a parent isotope to decay to a daughter isotope is called a half-life.
NPN, PNP, NP nucleon clusters), than an individual nucleon cluster can in theory be excited to a energy such that it is expelled from the nucleus, resulting in transmutation of the parent isotope via fission and/or beta or alpha decay to less radioactive daughter structures.
0] is the amount of parent isotope in the sample at the time of its formation, t is the age of the sample, and [lambda] is the decay constant of the parent isotope.
222]Rn in this zone are likely to be in equilibrium with the sediment activity of its parent isotope [sup.
Molybdenum-99 is the parent isotope of technetium-99m, the most extensively used radioisotope in medical diagnostic imaging.