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Illustration Determine Daughter Nuclide Using the Chart of Nuclides

Determine Daughter Nuclide Using the Chart of Nuclides
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Using a nuclide chart with the horizontal axis (proton number) and vertical axis (neutron number), you can determine the daughter nuclide (parent nuclide after decay):
  • After the alpha decay you get to the daughter nuclide, starting from the mother nuclide X, if you go two boxes up and two boxes to the left on the nuclides chart.
  • After the beta-minus-decay you go one box up and one box to the right.
  • After the beta-plus decay, go one box to the left and one box down.