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Forum: Hadronic Processes
Re: Question Why must an unstable ion decay when at rest ? (Andrea Conti)
Date: 03 Feb, 2015
From: Michael H. Kelsey <Michael H. Kelsey>

On Tue, 03 Feb 2015 04:36:29 GMT, Andrea Conti wrote:
> G4RadioactiveDecay has the method AtRestDoIt. Why must an unstable ion
> decay at rest ? What is the relevance of being at rest for the
> radioactive decay to take place ?

G4RadioactiveDecay is a subclass of G4VRestDiscreteProcess, which means that it is applicable to _both_ moving and stopped atoms. Such a process must provide both PostStepDoIt and AtRestDoIt.

  -- Michael Kelsey

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