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So, you see, your beta decay example does not violate what she taught you since the electron does not remain inside the nucleus after its creation. (Be sure to realize that the beta decay electron did not exist before the decay happened, it was not hanging around waiting to pop out.) I am a high school physics teacher, and am troubled somewhat by inverse beta decay Basic Concepts of X-Ray Diffraction. Applications: energy release in nuclear fission and fusion, Structure of nuclear many-body Hamiltonian: one-body, two-body, and three-body operators. Quantum systems of identical particles, symmetric and anti-symmetric many-particle wave functions download Particle Physics and Astrophysics. Current Viewpoints: Proceedings of the XXVII Int. Universitätswochen für Kernphysik Schladming, Austria, February 1988 pdf. It is this electron which is the "radioactivity". Back in the 1930s when beta decay was first discovered a most disturbing thing was observed: the electrons which were ejected came out with a broad range of energies The Cosmic Onion: Quarks and the Nature of the Universe. The accidental release of radioactive materials. A small amount of radioactive isotope introduced into a system in order to follow the behavior of some component of that system. The transformation of one element into another by a nuclear reaction. The energy of a nuclear bomb comes from inside the nucleus of the atom Femtophysics: A Short Course on Particle Physics. In this tiny world, things behave differently from the macroscopic world where classical mechanics rules. One feature of quantum mechanics is uncertainty. For example, the exact position of an electron in an atom is not knowable -- instead, the electron's position is probabilistically determined Proceedings of the Workshop on Non-Perturbative Methods. For example given a stationary nucleus (zero momentum and zero kinetic energy) that undergoes beta decay. In order to conserve momentum and energy the beta particle and the nucleus must both move away from one another. However some of the energy and momentum is shared with a neutrino, the energy is given out randomly to the 3 particles, only obeying conservation of energy and momentum (conservation of mass-energy) Handbook for Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopic Research. The bosons are referred to as force mediating particles because they are all related to fundamental forces. Leptons include electrons, positrons (the anti-particles of electrons), and three types of neutrinos which are very low mass particles. The mesons and baryons have more mass than leptons and are composed of even smaller particles called quarks Physics and Astrophysics of Neutrinos. Robotic decommissioning has the benefit of zero operator dose, but at what cost, cost/benefit analysis is a key feature of project management New Developments in the Standard Model (Physics Research and Technology). Let's take a look at alpha, beta, and gamma radiation again while considering the particles at play. In this decay, a radioactive isotope emits an α-particle, which is a Helium nucleus with 2 neutrons, 2 protons, and no electrons has a positive +2 charge. This α-particle can be written as When an unstable radioactive isotope undergoes alpha decay, it loses 2 neutrons and protons and decays into something else CP Violation (Advanced Series on Directions in High Energy Physics). It is the lightest and most stable baryon, having a charge equal in magnitude to that of the electron, a spin of 1 / 2, and a mass of 1.673 × 10− 27 kg. an elementary particle having no charge, mass slightly greater than that of a proton, and spin of 1 / 2: a constituent of the nuclei of all atoms except those of hydrogen Post-Planck Cosmology: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 100, July 2013.