uranium series


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uranium series

[yə′rā·nē·əm ‚sir·ēz]
(nuclear physics)
The series of nuclides resulting from the decay of uranium-238, including isotopes of uranium, thorium, protactinium, radium, radon, pdonium, lead, bismuth, and thallium with mass number 4 n +2, where n is an integer. Also known as uranium decay series; uranium-radium series.
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They are needed by wide segments of the environmental measurement community and for geophysical research, particularly in examining uranium series disequilibrium and for [sup.230]Th/U dating methods.
Uranium-234 is a member of the "Uranium Series" and it decays to lead-206 through a series of relatively short-lived isotopes [21].
The calculated potential energy surfaces, V([beta], [gamma]), for uranium series of isotopes are presented in Fig.