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# Positron emission

Positron emission is a type of beta decay, sometimes referred to as "beta plus" (β+). In beta plus decay, a proton is converted, via the weak force, to a neutron, a positron (also known as the "beta plus particle", the antimatter counterpart of an electron), and a neutrino.

${}^{11}\hbox{C}\;\to\;^{11}\hbox{B}\;+\beta^+\;+\;\nu_e.$