Issue Date: June 22, 2015
Tracking Nuclear Decay Atom-By-Atom
Waiting for a specific atom of a radioactive element to undergo nuclear transmutation could be futile because those events happen randomly. Yet a research team led by Tufts University chemist E. Charles H. Sykes has observed individual atoms of 125I transmuting to 125Te (Nat. Mater. 2015, DOI: 10.1038/nmat4323). The study deepens understanding of electron emission processes and may lead to . . .
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