Finding the relesed energy in decay process

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Hi,
Radioactive materials will decay to datughter products. in the mean process they emit alpha or beta particles with some energy and then decay to new products. In my problem i am just observing U(238) decay process. I need to find the energy values for each decay and also i need explanations about peaks. I am going to give you the pictorial represenation of decay(X-axis(channels) and y-axis(counts)). May be i am wrong with the given parent product but it is defnitely of U peaks wether it belongs 238 or 232. I am sure that it is about U(238).

Any way i need to know that hoe we can calculate the energy relese in the process each decay.

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Drakkith
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According to wikipedia's article on U238, the alpha decay process yields 4.267 MeV. Hope that helps.
 
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its ok now, i am not satisfied with the answer. Friend, I got the answer and skip this by the way.
 

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