decay chain



  • A series of nuclides which undergo series decay, which is the transformation of one nuclide into another nuclide through radioactive decay, followed by further transformations until a stable, or nonradioactive, nuclide results. Also called by various other names, including decay family, decay series, disintegration chain, disintegration series, radioactive decay series, radioactive series, or radioactive chain.
  • synonymdecay family
  • synonymdecay series
  • synonymdisintegration chain
  • synonymdisintegration family
  • synonymdisintegration series