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As a consequence , these particles are relatively stable , with lifetimes of 10-19 to
10-8 second , characteristic of the weak nuclear interaction . The apparent
contradiction between their behaviour in production and decay is resolved by ...
110 transmutation , in nuclear physics , conversion of one chemical element into
another . ... may be induced by a nuclear reaction ( q.v. ) , such as neutron
capture , or occur spontaneously by radioactive decay , such as alpha decay and
Some important uranium minerals are pitchblende , uraninite , carnotite , autunite
, and torbernite . These and other recoverable uranium ores , as sources of
nuclear fuels , contain many times more energy than all the known recoverable ...
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