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» Atoms and Nuclei » Mass-Energy Relation
Appeared in Year: 2013
A nuclear decay is possible if the mass of the parent nucleus exceeds the total mass of the decay particles. If M (A, Z) denotes the mass of a single neutral atom of an element with mass number A and atomic number Z, then the minimal condition that the β decay
will occur is (me denotes the mass of the β particle and the neutrino mass mv can be neglected):