To use all functions of this page, please activate cookies in your browser.
With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter.
- My watch list
- My saved searches
- My saved topics
- My newsletter
Tin-126 is a radioisotope and one of only 7 long-lived fission products. While tin-126's halflife of 230,000 years translates to a low specific activity that limits its radioactive hazard, its shortlived decay product, antimony-126, emits high-energy gamma radiation, making external exposure to tin-126 a potential concern.
Additional recommended knowledge
126Sn is in the middle of the mass range for fission products. Thermal reactors, which make up almost all current nuclear power plants, produce it at a very low yield (such as 0.0236% or 0.06%), since slow neutrons almost always fission 235U or 239Pu into unequal halves. Fast fission in a fast reactor or nuclear weapon, or fission of some heavy minor actinides like californium, will produce it at higher yields.
|This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tin-126". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.|