Nuclear transmutation

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Nuclear transmutation is the conversion of one element into a different element. Nuclear transmutation is observed to happen either nuclear reactions with other particles or through radioactive decay. Transmutations can occur either naturally or through artificial means.

Artificial nuclear transmutation was first demonstrated by the Cockcroft-Walton experiment conducted in 1932. In which atoms of lithium-7 were split into alpha particles accompanied by a release of energy.

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