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Whats the difference between spontaneous fission and radioactive decay?

  1. Mar 22, 2009 #1
    I was doing some research on Technetium and I found out that it occurs naturally in uraninite from the spontaneous fission of U-238. But on the decay chain of U-238 I cant find Tc any where... So whats the difference between spontaneous fission and radioactive decay?
     
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  3. Mar 23, 2009 #2

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    Spontaneous fission is to radioactive decay as arson is to fire.
     
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