Ignoring small electron binding energies and the very small mass of the neutrino, show that the mass

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Ignoring small electron binding energies and the very small mass of the neutrino, show that the mass of a nucleus increases when it decays by electron capture if the Q-value of the decay is less than mec2 ? 0.511 MeV. Verify that this is the case for the electron capture decay of the longest-lived isotope of technetium:

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The Physics of Energy

ISBN: 978-1107016651

1st edition

Authors: Robert L. Jaffe, Washington Taylor

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