Posted by Kevin on Jun 05, 2002 at 04:07
One of my more savvy Year 11 Physics students pointed out something I hadn't noticed before. When an atom undergoes beta decay its atomic number increases by 1 but the electron produced is ejected from the atom. Does this mean that the daughter product has a charge of +1? Logic dictates that it does unless there is some other process I'm unfamiliar with. No text book I've consulted shows any products of beta decay having charge.
- Re: beta decay Natalie L. Smith 05/6 05:51 (0)
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