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Analysis of Radioactive Decay of Uranium 238

by Lynn Fischer


Submitted : Spring 2014

Uranium 238 has the longest half-life of any compound, approximately 4.5 billion years. The decay of uranium 238 happens sequentially, its decay was represented by a series of differential equations, which were solved. Beginning with 1000 atoms of polonium 218, the species present and the amount of each, at 30 minutes was found.



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Advisors :
Vindya Pathirana Arachchilage, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
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Scott Campbell