In beta decay, if a neutron spilts into a proton and an electron, why doen’t the mass number decrease? (because there is one less neutron). But the atomic number increases due. What happens to the electrons?
By Siv Schwink
November 14, 2012
Associate Professor Benjamin McCall has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for integrative studies of the simplest polyatomic molecule (H3+), including its dissociative recombination, proton-swapping reaction with H2, and astronomical observations and modeling; and for the development of high-sensitivity, high-precision methods for molecular ion spectroscopy."
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