Radioactivity Physics Fundamentals
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The purpose of this article on radioactivity is to explain and describe the following subjects:
• What radioactivity is
• How radioactive decay processes work
• When radioactive decay is initiated
Radioactivity is like the atomic nucleus speaking.
This article is really about the neutrino. How can such a small particle with no electric charge and very little mass (if any) control the destiny of the world and all living things?
Listen, the radioactive nuclear atom will tell you. This article will explain how the neutrino works and what it does. What the neutrino really is, has not yet been discovered.
There are three types of neutrinos: the electron neutrino, the muon neutrino, and the tau neutrino. They will be mentioned in examples below.
There are three major classes of radioactivity processes:
• Radioactive beta decay
• Alpha particle decay
• Decay of proton particles
These radioactivity processes will be described below and include:
• Radioactivity decay of the free neutron.
• Radioactivity decay of the proton (if any)
• Pion particle decay
• Muon particle decay
By these radioactivity processes, nuclear structure is unfolding.