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Subject: Re: Cross Sections
Date: Jun 14, 7:59 pm
Poster: Jim Lux
On Jun 14, 7:59 pm, Jim Lux wrote:
>>And, if you are running at 10 microns pressure in a 1 liter volume, and you want a 50% mix, you really only need 1/100,000 of a liter (at STP), which is (assuming my number of .7cc/C is right), or around .013 curie.. So, is 10 milliCurie of T a lot or a little?
>.013 curies is a very small amont of tritium. Commericial tritium signage often contains several curies of T. Some runway markers have 20-30 curies of T in them!!
Now that is good news....
According tothe folks I have asked who have used tritium, it is normally dispensed in smallish break seal ampoules at STP much like neon, but in much smaller amounts.
But presumably one would need licensing to buy the raw gas in ampoules, as compared, say, to scavenging it out of some other source (like getting Am241 from smoke detectors).
- Re: Cross Sections - Richard Hull Jun 15, 00:33 am