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hi,, in these nuclear reaction, why is gamma radiation in the product? i mean what makes the nuclear reaction release gamma?

hi,, in these nuclear reaction, why is gamma radiation in the product?
i mean what makes the nuclear reaction release gamma?


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Anurag Kshatri
36 Points
8 years ago
when a nucleus emits an a or ß particle, the daughter nucleus is usually left in an excited state. It can then move to a lower energy state by emitting a gamma ray, in much the same way that an atomic electron can jump to a lower energy state by emitting a photon.

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