LNH20: Yet More Tasty Crunchy Ideas
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 5 04:31:29 PST 2012
On Feb 5, 1:27 am, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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!
Ah. The undiscovered 286Uuq... or 290Uuq. Whichever.
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