decay chain
  • A series of nuclides which undergo series decay, which is the transformation of one nuclide into another nuclide through radioactive decay, followed by further transformations until a stable, or nonradioactive, nuclide results. Also called by various other names, including decay family, decay series, disintegration chain, disintegration series, radioactive decay series, radioactive series, or radioactive chain.
  • synonym decay family
  • synonym decay series
  • synonym disintegration chain
  • synonym disintegration family
  • synonym disintegration series

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