radioactive decay series
- A series of nuclides which undergo radioactive chain 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 radioactive chain, radioactive disintegration series, radioactive family, radioactive series, decay chain, disintegration series, or disintegration family.
- synonym radioactive chain
- synonym radioactive disintegration series
- synonym radioactive family
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