A series of nuclides
in which each member transforms into the next through nuclear decay
until a stable nuclide
has been formed. Synonymous with radioactive chain and radioactive series.
PAC, 1994, 66, 2513
(Nomenclature for radioanalytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 2518
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