LNH20: Yet More Tasty Crunchy Ideas
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Sun Feb 5 01:27:01 PST 2012
On Sun, 5 Feb 2012 08:43:24 +0000 (UTC), Martin Phipps wrote:
> There's a problem though: five isotopes of flerovium have been created
> and the half life varies from 0.48s - 5.5s for 287Uuq a and b to 0.8s
> for 288Uuq and 2.6s - 66s for 289Uuq a and b. That means that if you
> have any flerovium then half of it is gone in less than a minute.
> Granted, it doesn't disappear altogether: it becomes copernicium which
> then becomes darmstadtium which then becomes hassium which then
> becomes seaborgium which then becomes rutherfordium which then becomes
> either nobelium or lawrencium which then becomes fermium or
> mendelevium etc etc etc giving off a LOT of radiation in the process.
> Eventually you would get plutonium whose critical mass is only a third
> of uranium-235 and has claimed the lives of Los Alamos scientists in
> 1945, 1946 and 1958.
Obviously, this is a stable isotope!
Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, because that's totally a thing that's
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