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« on: January 27, 2017, 02:04:54 pm »
Light Curves, by Charles Chandler
[Scientists] neglect differences in the radioactive decay rates depending on temperature.10,11 ... (I)t's more likely that the crust cooled slowly, and thus the radioactive decay rate would have run faster, thereby falsely reporting a greater age.
11. Emery, G. T., Perturbation of Nuclear Decay Rates, 1972/12, Annual Review of Nuclear Science, Vol 22, pp165-202
10. Sur le rayonnement du radium à la température de l'hydrogène liquide, 1913/06,
Curie, P.; Onnes, M. K., MASSON ET CIE, Editeurs, Journal de Physique: Le Radium, Vol 10, Issue 6, pp 181-186


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Re: Most Thorough Model

postby Lloyd » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:08 pm
Charles, is it very certain that temperature increases the decay rate of radioactive elements?

... Walter Brown, on the other hand, said under "ACCELERATED DECAY RATES":
"Most attempts to change decay rates have failed. For example, changing temperatures between -427°F and +4,500°F has produced no measurable change in decay rates. Nor have accelerations of up to 970,000 g, magnetic fields up to 45,000 gauss, or changing elevations or chemical concentrations." That seems to contradict your sources. Here's how Brown says radioactive elements formed. And might this have any effect on your estimates of the age of Earth and the Sun?

postby CharlesChandler » Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:13 pm

    Lloyd wrote:
    Charles, is it very certain that temperature increases the decay rate of radioactive elements?

Quite certain. For example, in nuclear power plants, all they have to do in order to get net power output is to heat the uranium above the critical temperature, at which the radioactive decay rate produces enough heat to force the same amount of decay, which of course sustains the heat. Past that point, if they don't extract the heat from the core, it will go into runaway mode, resulting in a melt-down. So yes, the decay rate increases with temperature.
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