[time-nuts] Rubidium is good for you...
jim77742 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 12:46:56 UTC 2009
But what about the one from ebay I'm drinking!
2009/4/18 Bruce Griffiths <bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz>
> Steve Krull wrote:
> > Especially if the snake oil is used to pan-fry a nice bit of chicken...
> > Alan - see you at RAL!
> > Steve
> > WB0DBS
> > ---- Alan Melia <alan.melia at btinternet.com> wrote:
> >> What radioactive decay ?? There are isotopes of most of these naturally
> >> occuring "alkaline" elements but most are very stable.....you dont want
> >> gas in your Rb lamp transmuting away !!
> >> There may even be "nutritional benefits in snake oil :-))
> >> Alan G3NYK
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> The Rubidium 87 in the absorption cell is a beta emitter with a half
> life of 4.88E10 years.
> It decays to Strontium 87 which is stable.
> However, the Rubidium 85 used as an optical bandpass filter in a
> conventional rubidium standard is stable.
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