Question
Sat March 07, 2015 By: Samina Haider

can a radioactive nucleus emit an alpha particle and a beta particle simultaneously?

Expert Reply
Faiza Lambe
Sat March 07, 2015
No, the radioactive nucleus does not emit alpha and beta radiations simultaneously. Some nucleus emit alpha particles, others beta particles and changes into a new nucleus and to balance the energy, gamma radiations are emitted.
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