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Isotope Information

  1. Jun 25, 2004 #1


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    Does anyone know of any book, program, or website that has a ton of detailed information about isotopes? Such how many and what particles they emit (alpha, beta, gamma, x-ray). What the max and average energy those particles have. What range in water and tissue those particles have. What their physical, biological, and effective half-life is.
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  3. Jun 25, 2004 #2


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  4. Jul 12, 2004 #3
    Are u trying to find the different properties of isotopes of alike elements??
  5. Jul 16, 2004 #4


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    Yes. I am mostly curious about their radioactive properties.

    The "Table of Nuclides" page that arivero posted has a ton of information.
    Instead of clicking on different parts of the big colorful blotch you can also pick one part to zoom in on and then click "Nuclide Table" on top to access the same information by clicking on the name of the element from a list instead.
  6. Apr 20, 2005 #5
    effective half-life is the average time taken for the radioisotope in question say 131I that was administered to the patient to decay through either normal decay of biological decay where the body uses it's many different ways to excret the radioisotope from the body.

    1 = 1 + 1
    Te Tr Tb
    hope this helps
  7. Apr 28, 2005 #6


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    Here's an updated "Chart of Nuclides" from the Japanese Atomic Energy Research Institute - http://wwwndc.tokai.jaeri.go.jp/CN04/index.html [Broken]

    For X-rays - try http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/quantum/moseley.html

    You might find this of interest - http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~wittke/Microprobe/Course%20Overview.html [Broken]

    Somewhere I have a table of X-ray energies most of the elements.
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