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Title: Comments on equilibrium, transient equilibrium, and secular equilibrium in serial radioactive decay

Abstract

Equations describing serial radioactive decay are reviewed along with published descriptions or transient and secular equilibrium. It is shown that terms describing equilibrium are not used in the same way by various authors. Specific definitions are proposed; they suggest that secular equilibrium is a subset of transient equilibrium.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
OSTI Identifier:
6695835
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6695835
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
J. Nucl. Med.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 20:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; DECAY; EQUILIBRIUM; STANDARDIZED TERMINOLOGY; RADIOISOTOPES; EQUATIONS; ISOTOPES 400702* -- Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry-- Properties of Radioactive Materials

Citation Formats

Prince, J.R. Comments on equilibrium, transient equilibrium, and secular equilibrium in serial radioactive decay. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Prince, J.R. Comments on equilibrium, transient equilibrium, and secular equilibrium in serial radioactive decay. United States.
Prince, J.R. Thu . "Comments on equilibrium, transient equilibrium, and secular equilibrium in serial radioactive decay". United States.
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abstractNote = {Equations describing serial radioactive decay are reviewed along with published descriptions or transient and secular equilibrium. It is shown that terms describing equilibrium are not used in the same way by various authors. Specific definitions are proposed; they suggest that secular equilibrium is a subset of transient equilibrium.},
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