1.2 Radioactive Decay

Course subject(s) 1. Fundamentals of Nuclear Science

Having understood the structure of an atom from the previous lecture, Dr. Stefaan Pommé will explain more about radioactive decay.  He will tell you about:

  1.  Decay due to excess proton
  2.  Decay due to excess neutron
  3.  Decay by fission
  4.  Alpha decay

Keywords: half-life, spontaneous process, band diagram, coulomb barrier, potential barrier, radiation orbitals.

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