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    (Original post by >>MMM<<)
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    Radioactive decay is simply a way of increasing the average binding energy per nucleon in a nucleus (that is, lowering the potential energy of an assemblage of nucleons). While alpha and beta decay modes are the most commonly encountered ways of doing this, other pathways are possible, for example proton emission or spontaneous fission. So SF is just one (admittedly somewhat unusual) decay mode.
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    (Original post by Cora Lindsay)
    Radioactive decay is simply a way of increasing the average binding energy per nucleon in a nucleus (that is, lowering the potential energy of an assemblage of nucleons). While alpha and beta decay modes are the most commonly encountered ways of doing this, other pathways are possible, for example proton emission or spontaneous fission. So SF is just one (admittedly somewhat unusual) decay mode.
    so there is no somewhat difference right?
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    SF is just one type of decay
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    (Original post by Cora Lindsay)
    SF is just one type of decay
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