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Decay energy

The decay energy is the energy released by a nuclear decay.

The difference between the mass of the reactants and the mass of products is often written as Q:

Q = (mass of reactants) - (mass of products)
This can be expressed as energy by Albert Einstein's famous formula E=mc˛.

Types of decay energy include

External links : [1] (http://www.science.uwaterloo.ca/~cchieh/cact/nuctek/decayenergy)

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