MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Re: Polonium pleocraic halos in the biotite in granite.

Date: Tue Dec 19 13:33:26 2000
Posted By: William Lorenzen, Staff, Radiation Safety, Children's Hospital
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 975909694.Es

Polonium is created by the decay of longer lived parent uranium. It may have a short half-life but it is constantly being generated by the longer lived parent. Here is a link of radiation training slides that might help in understanding this issue

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