P3.5 - Electron Guns and nuclear decay

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  • Created on: 26-05-10 14:55

In the process of Beta minus decay a neutron becomes a proton plus an electron this involves a down quark changing into an up quark. This causes the proton number to increase.

Beta plus decay is the opposite a proton becomes a neutron and a positron, this involves an up quark changing into a down quark. This causes the proton number to decrease.

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