Our visualisation of the complex decay chain of a uranium atom has just been chosen as Science Photo Library‘s clip of the week.
U-238 is a radioactive element with 92 protons (red), indicated to the lower left of its chemical symbol, and 146 neutrons (yellow), giving it a total atomic mass of 238 (upper left of symbol). It is unstable and decays by emission of an alpha particle, which consists of two protons and two neutrons.
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