The beta decay process: a neutron decays into a proton and an electron
(beta radiation) with the emission of a anti-neutrino
Contemporary Physics Education Project
A movie of the beta decay process (467K MPEG) Movie courtesy of University of Oregon
Beta Decay Process
In the beta decay
process: a neutron
decays into a
proton and an electron (beta radiation).
The process also requires the emission of a neutrino
(in this case an anti-neutrino) to maintain
momentum and energy balance.
This material is considered too complex to be written about at an intermediate or beginner level, so all levels appear in the advanced form.
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