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|Title:||Half-life Measurement of 55Fe|
|Authors:||VAN AMMEL RAF; POMME STEFAAN; SIBBENS GOEDELE|
|Citation:||APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES vol. 64 no. 10-11 p. 1412-1416|
|Publisher:||PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||The half-life of 55Fe was determined experimentally and compared with literature values. A solid 55Fe source was prepared by electro-deposition and repeatedly measured in an X-ray detector at a constant, defined small solid angle. In total, about seven hundred measurements were performed over a period of ten months, corresponding to one third of a half-life. The results of 1004.5+-1.5 days is somewhat higher than most recommended values. The experimental method and corresponding uncertainty budget are presented.|
|JRC Directorate:||Health, Consumers and Reference Materials|
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