[time-nuts] How dangerous if Rb lamp broken?

Magnus Danielson 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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