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Re: What is life-time of any atom? Example-Hydogen or cesium-133

Date: Wed Mar 16 06:29:58 2005
Posted By: William Lorenzen, Staff, Radiation Safety, Children's Hospital
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1110913147.Ph

Sorry I do not understand your question....

It seems to refer to electron capture, where a proton in the nucleus 
captures an electron in orbit  outside the nucleus and turns into a 
neutron plus an antineutrino.  The lifetime can be related to Heisenberg's 
uncertainty principle.  Other than this, I have no idea what you meant to 

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