Simulation of radioactive alpha decay

Simulation of radioactive alpha decay

A130/0027 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 14.8MB

Downloadable file size: 382.9KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Gsi

Credit: PROF. K.SEDDON & DR. T.EVANS, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Radioactive decay. Computer simulation of the radioactive alpha decay chain of the Element 112 heavy nucleus (top left). The nuclei & alpha particles contain postively-charged protons (orange/yellow) & neutral neutrons (blue); the particles' shading lightens as the nuclei become smaller. After being formed, Element 112 quickly decays by releasing an alpha particle to form Element 110 (upper left). This undergoes alpha decay to form hassium (lower right) which in turn forms seaborgium. Image based on data from the Separator for Heavy Ion reaction Products (SHIP) at the Society for Heavy Ion Research (GSI), Darmstadt, Germany.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: alpha, alpha particle decay, computer, darmstadt research, element 112, fusion reaction, graphi, gsi research, heavy ion, particle decay, particle physics, particles, radioactive deca, radioactive decay, ship

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.