Boron 8 nucleus decay form
Nuclear structure of

Boron 8 

(half life = 770 ms). Move mouse over image for B8 nucleus transition form.

Blue toruses = 8 protons
Red toruses = 3 nuclear electrons

Atomic number of B (5) = protons (8) - nuclear electrons (3)

Boron 8 transform by electron capture (from light !) of B8 nucleus transition form and Be8 nucleus generated (half life = 67 as).
The electron comes from a photon pair production and the rest of a positron emanated.

Be8 nucleus shortly decay further by splitting of Beryllium 8 into two He4 particles.

Click on image for Be8 nucleus decay.

Photon model of light
Structures of atomic nuclei

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Decay of Boron 8 forms matastable Berillium8. Repulsive magnetic forces act between two half of the Be8 nucleus. He4 emission through Berillium 8 results in two alpha particles are He4 nuclei. It may be interesting if b+ isotopes would lights up with appropriate vawelengths of gamma photon. May it be used for decontamination of radioactive isotopes?