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Radioactive heat production of six geologically important nuclides

Ruedas, T. (2017) Radioactive heat production of six geologically important nuclides. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 18 (9), pp. 3530-3541. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/2017GC006997 ISSN 1525-2027

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2017GC006997

Abstract

Heat production rates for the geologically important nuclides 26Al, 40K, 60Fe, 232Th, 235U, and 238U are calculated on the basis of recent data on atomic and nuclear properties. The revised data differ by several per cent from some older values, but indicate that more recent analyses converge toward values with an accuracy sufficient for all common geoscience applications, although some possibilities for improvement still remain, especially in the case of 40K and with regard to the determination of half-lives. A Python script is provided for calculating heat production (https://github.com/trg818/radheat).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113819/
Document Type:Article
Title:Radioactive heat production of six geologically important nuclides
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ruedas, T.thomas.ruedas (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7739-1412
Date:2017
Journal or Publication Title:Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:18
DOI :10.1002/2017GC006997
Page Range:pp. 3530-3541
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:1525-2027
Status:Published
Keywords:radioactivity, heat production, planetary interiors
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Planetary Evolution and Life
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Deposited By: Ruedas Gomez, Thomas
Deposited On:10 Nov 2017 11:10
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:28

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