Astrophysics (index)

Alpha Capture

(combination of a nucleus and an incoming alpha particle)

Alpha Capture is a nuclear reaction possible when an alpha particle collision with an atomic nucleus. It is their combination, forming a larger nucleus with atomic number and weight being the sum of those of each. If the isotope is unstable, Beta Decay may follow soon after. This is the Alpha Process.


(atoms,metals,nucleosynthesis)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_process

Referenced by:
Beta Decay

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