# What is the daughter nucleus (nuclide) produced when ""^64Cu undergoes beta decay by emitting an electron?

Jul 27, 2016

""^64Zn
""^64Cu can decay in several ways, when it decays by emitting an electron (${\beta}^{-}$ particle) the resulting nuclide is zinc-64.
The equation for this ${\beta}^{-}$-decay is:
""_29^64Cu -> ""_30^64Zn + ""_-1^0beta