half life


a: half life ~
b: popcorn popping


Literally, the half life a radioactive material is the amount of time it takes for 1/2 of that material to break down into it's daughter elements and energy. Think of it like making popcorn. In a pot, imagine 5000 popcorn kernels. The half life of the cooking time, would be the amount of time it took to pop 2500 of the popcorn kernels.

Writer: Lucrezia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 22 2015 9:31 AM

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