p44_021 - Chapter 43 electrons and neutrinos are emitted...

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21. Since Plutonium has Z = 94 and Uranium has Z = 92, we see that (to conserve charge) two electrons must be emitted so that the nucleus can gain a +2 e charge. In the beta decay processes described in
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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 43, electrons and neutrinos are emitted. The reaction series is as follows: 238 U + n → 239 Np + 239 U + e + ν 239 Np → 239 Pu + e + ν...
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2011 for the course PHYS 2001 taught by Professor Sprunger during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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