stable nucleus

stable nucleus

[′stā·bəl ′nü·klē·əs]
(nuclear physics)
A nucleus which does not spontaneously undergo radioactive decay.
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But coalition survives in a stable nucleus. You cannot have people making all kinds of announcements as part of their alliance and then sacrifice their regional constituency.""We have to take a fundamental decision that the Constitution framers described India as a union of states.
The summation of the two shows that the free energy increases with particle size upto a specified size, the stable nucleus size, and then decreases.
The induction time is the sum of the required time to reach a semi-stable state for clusters distribution, required time for stable nucleus creation and required time for nucleus to determinable size.
What constitutes a stable nucleus, especially at the extreme limits of stability?
Indeed, the core of the new national plan is a "stable nucleus" of attacks on Russian nuclear and "leadership" targets, one that remains regardless of the niceties in Washington or Moscow or Geneva.
In fusion, two atomically light nuclei -- such as the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium -- merge into a heavier, more energetically stable nucleus. In order for this to happen, the light nuclei must be pushed very close together.
Then the lighter element decays to something still lighter, and so on until the chain reaches a stable nucleus. The spectrum of alpha particles emitted during this chain of decay should uniquely identify element 110.