Register to reply

Radon price: $4/m ?

by Bruce Bacher
Tags: $4 or m, price, radon
Share this thread:
Bruce Bacher
#1
Mar31-05, 10:18 AM
P: 4
I'm doing some research on Radon. I have to put together a PowerPoint presentation that describes its origins, properties, characteristics, etc. (Each student was assigned a different element.)

One piece of information I'm required to report on is current price to purchase a sample of the element. I have found only one source that mentions a purchase price for Radon, and it says "Radon can be purchased for approximately $4/m." - without further explanation.

What is "m"?? I assume it must be a unit of volume or mass, but if so I'm not familiar with it.

Any ideas?
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
'Office life' of bacteria may be their weak spot
Lunar explorers will walk at higher speeds than thought
Philips introduces BlueTouch, PulseRelief control for pain relief
brewnog
#2
Mar31-05, 10:39 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
brewnog's Avatar
P: 2,793
Mmmmm metre, that well known unit of mass...

Can we see the source?
Bruce Bacher
#3
Mar31-05, 11:07 AM
P: 4
Yes, of course! Sorry, I should have posted that.

The actual quote is "Radon is available at a cost of about $4/m."

http://www.scescape.net/~woods/elements/radon.html

edit: That same source has a table above the text which states that the cost is "$/100g" (no numeric value is given).

Bruce Bacher
#4
Mar31-05, 11:21 AM
P: 4
Radon price: $4/m ?

Hmmm... I just found another source that says: "Radon is available at a cost of about $4/m Ci."

I know that Ci is a Curie, measuring radioactivity. Could "m Ci" mean mCi: a milli-Curie?

edit: second source is http://www.speclab.com/elements/radon.htm
Andrew Mason
#5
Mar31-05, 11:52 AM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
P: 6,684
Quote Quote by Bruce Bacher
Hmmm... I just found another source that says: "Radon is available at a cost of about $4/m Ci."

I know that Ci is a Curie, measuring radioactivity. Could "m Ci" mean mCi: a milli-Curie?
That would be right.

AM
Bruce Bacher
#6
Mar31-05, 11:54 AM
P: 4
Woohoo! That makes a lot more sense than "m"!


Register to reply

Related Discussions
My new house has radon General Discussion 46
Permeability of various material to Radon gas Nuclear Engineering 10
Radon measures Calculus & Beyond Homework 2
Radon in Homes General Discussion 4