Particle Decay
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 Hymnal Leaf, vellum 51 x 35 cm. Rome, before 1600. Six lines of four-stave music with Latin gothic script and illumination. Photograph by D Dunlop.

Sometimes the absorption of a single photon or weak quantum can trigger the decay of a nuclear particle. The decays of muons, pions and neutrons can be modeled in this way.

Particle Model
$\Huge{ \sf{\mu}^{-} }$ Muon Decay
$\Huge{ \sf{\pi} }$ Pion Decay
$\Huge{ \sf{n} }$ Neutron Decay

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