[time-nuts] Disciplining Rubidium

Bill Beam wbeam at gci.net
Thu Apr 24 07:06:31 EDT 2008

>One saving grace is that beta particles (electrons)  are essentially 
>stopped by a piece of paper, just dont eat the  stuff.

Not true!

It takes 2-3mm Al to stop most natural beta radiation.

It's alpha radiation that can be stopped by a piece of paper.

If you intend to use radiation safety information, be sure to check
your source.  (Multiple meanings intended.)

Bill Beam

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