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  1. Apr 22, 2017 #1
    After a beta+ decay, where does the positron and neutrino go? Do they stay in the nucleus or?
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  3. Apr 22, 2017 #2


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    Depending on the surroundings, the positron will likely end up annihilating with an electron somewhere nearby. The neutrino most likely (and I mean that it is orders and orders of magnitude likelier than anything else) goes away never to be heard of by anyone or anything again. They have a tendency of interacting very very seldom.
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