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OS
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Message 127 of 207 (733684)
07-20-2014 10:07 AM


On Geiger Counters
How can one be sure as to what atomic one is looking at? Are there more useful and powerful radioactivity detection devices which give away the radioactive source?

What is to say that noble gas in hard rock is not radioactive?

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Message 132 of 207 (733722)
07-20-2014 4:51 PM


Generally, I think the answers were good, though I tend to think noble gases having lots of neutrons could be more radioactive in the rock, than out of it. But it maybe easily the other elements before transmutation. But thinking about this, I have to conclude you need in the rock what you need in a lab for there to be transmutation of elements.

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Message 134 of 207 (733785)
07-21-2014 8:50 AM
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(I am not sure if it is even radiation or light.) It's the activity of the nucleus from which radiation is emitted.

Edited by OS, : To state clearly what isn't clear from wiki.


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