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Published by Dept. of Energy, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Washington], Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Tritium.,
  • Half-life (Nuclear physics)

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StatementC. R. Rudy and K. C. Jordan.
SeriesMLM ; 2458, MLM -- 2458.
ContributionsJordan, K. C., United States. Dept. of Energy., Mound Laboratory.
The Physical Object
Pagination10 p. :
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15225279M

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@article{osti_, title = {Tritium half-life}, author = {Rudy, C. R. and Jordan, K. C.}, abstractNote = {Least squares analyses of calorimetric measurements made at Mound Laboratory on two tritide compounds over a period of 18 y were performed to determine the half-life of tritium. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Novick, Aaron. Half-life of tritium. Oak Ridge, Tenn.: Technical Information Division, Oak Ridge Directed Operations, []. It has a half-life of y. After y, half of the sample will have decayed from hydrogen-3 to helium-3 by emitting a beta particle, so that only g of the original tritium remains. After another y—making a total of y—another half of the remaining tritium will have decayed, leaving g . The half-life of a specific radioactive isotope is constant; it is unaffected by conditions and is independent of the initial amount of that isotope. Consider the following example. Suppose we have g of tritium (a radioactive isotope of hydrogen). It has a half-life of y.