Sargent curve

Sargent curve

[′sär·jənt ‚kərv]
(nuclear physics)
A graph of logarithms of decay constants of radioisotopes subject to beta-decay against logarithms of the corresponding maximum beta-particle energies; most of the points fall on two straight lines.
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