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    Beta decay of a neutron

    I am getting more and more confused now. :confused: There are so many answer that I don't know which is true and which is not. Anyway, can somebody summarise the above replies in an easier way? I don't really understand QMT :shy: . Does the electron come from the nucleus, or from the virtual...
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    Beta decay of a neutron

    When an atom experience beta decay, will the atom become ion? This is my deduction: 1.An atom will release an electron in beta decay. 2.The electron is replaced by the electon produced from the decay of neutron. 3.However, the proton number increase by one. It still need one more electron...
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