Nuclear decay has provided an amazing window into the realm of the very small. Nuclear decay gave the first indication of the connection between mass and energy, and it revealed the existence of two of the four basic forces in nature. In this section, we explore the major modes of nuclear decay; and, like those who first explored them, we will discover evidence of previously unknown particles and conservation laws. Some nuclides are stable, apparently living forever.
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1. Write balanced equations for each of the following processes. a. Chromium-
Electron capture K-electron capture , also K-capture , or L-electron capture , L-capture is a process in which the proton-rich nucleus of an electrically neutral atom absorbs an inner atomic electron , usually from the K or L electron shells. This process thereby changes a nuclear proton to a neutron and simultaneously causes the emission of an electron neutrino. Since this single emitted neutrino carries the entire decay energy , it has this single characteristic energy. Similarly, the momentum of the neutrino emission causes the daughter atom to recoil with a single characteristic momentum. The resulting daughter nuclide , if it is in an excited state , then transitions to its ground state.
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This article was co-authored by Bess Ruff, MA. She has conducted survey work for marine spatial planning projects in the Caribbean and provided research support as a graduate fellow for the Sustainable Fisheries Group. This article has been viewed , times.
Physics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for active researchers, academics and students of physics. It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. Electron capture is a kind of decay by which a nuclear transformation takes place. Below is an example of it.