nuclear decay mode

nuclear decay mode

[′nü·klē·ər di′kā ‚mōd]
(nuclear physics)
One of the ways in which a nucleus can undergo radioactive decay, distinguished from other decay modes by the resulting isotope and the particles emitted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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