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Radioactive decay is a process in which an unstable nucleus emits alpha particles (α), beta particles (β), or gamma rays (γ) and becomes a different nucleus.

nucleus → different nucleus + other stuff

#""_95^241"Am" → _93^237"Np" + _2^4"He"#

This problem is an example of nuclear fusion. Nuclear fusion is a process in which two nuclei join to form a larger nucleus.

one nucleus + another nucleus → larger nucleus + other stuff

#""_5^10"B" +_2^4"He" → _7^13"N" + _0^1"n"#