inverse beta decay


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inverse beta decay

[′in‚vərs ′bād·ə di‚kā]
(nuclear physics)
A reaction providing evidence for the existence of the neutrino, in which an antineutrino (or neutrino) collides with a proton (or neutron) to produce a neutron (or proton) and a positron (or electron).
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