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A useful measure of the energy decay is denoted by Q, the kinetic energy liberated in the decay of the particle at rest.
Q = (Kinetic energy)after - (Kinetic energy)before
Q = ((Rest mass) x c2)before - ((Rest mass) x c2)after</sub>
- Radioactivity Radionuclides Radiation by Joseph Magill and Jean Galy, Springer Verlag, 2005.