American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus by emission of an alpha particle.
- n. radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of an alpha particle
“An example of alpha decay is the change of the very radioactive isotope uranium-238 (with 92 protons and 146 neutrons) to thorium-234 (with 90 protons and 144 neutrons).”
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