|Oct17-08, 04:34 PM||#1|
altering radioactive decay
Since beta decay emissions are affected strongly by a magnetic field, I am wondering (asking) if there has been any investigation into an oscillating (reversing) magnetic field, applied to a test sample under pressure, inducing a beta decay in a test sample.
|Oct17-08, 08:03 PM||#2|
I have been searching for something along the line of what I have suggested and find this abstract which is the sort of thing I am asking about here.
Abstract – "Measurements are reported of the acceleration of the ﬁrst-forbidden beta decay of
137 Cs by exposure to intense, low-frequency electromagnetic ﬁelds. Two separate experiments were
done: one in a coaxial cavity, and the other in a coaxial transmission line. The ﬁrst showed an
increase in the beta decay rate of (6.8 ± 3.2) × 10−4 relative to the natural rate, and the other
resulted in an increase of (6.5± 2.0) × 10−4. In addition, a Fourier analysis of the rate of 662 keV
gamma emission following from the beta decay in the standing-wave experiment showed a clear
indication of the frequency with which the external ﬁeld was switched on and oﬀ. A simultaneously
detected gamma emission from a placebo nucleus showed no such peak."
|Nov12-08, 05:32 PM||#3|
"Since beta decay emissions are affected strongly by a magnetic field"...
-> Are they?
They're influenced by the magnetic field created by the 60Co nucleus itself, but such a field is completely unattainable by human means - at least in a foreseeable future.
Fun, I read similar things on another forum some months ago. Seems that somebody is looking for rich gullible people.
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