[time-nuts] How dangerous if Rb lamp broken?
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Tue Jul 9 05:24:27 EDT 2013
On 07/09/2013 06:07 AM, Hui Zhang wrote:
> Dear Group:
> I have four compact Rb Stanard, but I am worried about what if my Rb lamp broken in accident someday? How dangerous of this situration? Is Rb87 came out from Rb lamp will be a disaster? You know I haven't any beta rays detect instrument.
Considering that you have 48,8 milliard years in half-time, you are
pretty safe. The problem is rather that it reacts to water and becomes a
strong base, so you want to keep it dry and well protected. Keeping it
in a clock chassi is good enough.
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