What is the meaning of decay mode IT in nuclear physics ?

In summary, the conversation discusses beta decay in the decay mode of the Nuclear chart and the meaning of IT being 100%. IT refers to isomeric transition, which is the decay of a long-lived nuclear state. An example given is Tc99m, where the first excited state of Tc99 has a half-life of 6.02 hours.
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I showed beta decay in decay mode of Nuclear chart..but I couldn't find what is the meaning if IT 100%..
 
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HemKo said:
I showed beta decay in decay mode of Nuclear chart..but I couldn't find what is the meaning if IT 100%..
Could you point out an example for us ?
 
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HemKo said:
I showed beta decay in decay mode of Nuclear chart..but I couldn't find what is the meaning if IT 100%..

IT = Isomeric Transition. It indicates decay of a long lived nuclear state (an isomer) via a gamma or internal conversion.
 
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IT refers to isomeric transition. It is the decay of a nuclear isomer an excited state of a nucleus that has an unusually long half -life. A great example is Tc99m in which the first excited state of Tc99 has an energy of 0.141 MeV and a half-life of 6.02 hrs. The m stands for metastable.
 
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Related to What is the meaning of decay mode IT in nuclear physics ?

1. What is decay mode IT in nuclear physics?

Decay mode IT, or isomeric transition, is a type of radioactive decay in which an unstable atom emits a gamma ray to transition from an excited state to a more stable state.

2. How does decay mode IT differ from other types of decay?

Unlike other types of radioactive decay, which involve the emission of particles such as alpha or beta particles, decay mode IT involves the emission of a gamma ray.

3. What is the significance of decay mode IT in nuclear physics?

Decay mode IT is important in understanding the behavior and stability of atoms, particularly in relation to nuclear reactions and energy production. It is also used in medical imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET).

4. What factors influence the rate of decay mode IT?

The rate of decay mode IT is influenced by the energy difference between the excited and ground states of the atom, the nuclear spin, and the nuclear structure of the atom.

5. Can decay mode IT be induced or controlled?

Yes, decay mode IT can be induced or controlled through various methods such as bombarding the atom with neutrons or protons, or by changing the temperature or pressure of the atom's environment.

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