Analysis of naturally produced technetium and plutonium in geologic materials.

@article{Dixon1997AnalysisON,
  title={Analysis of naturally produced technetium and plutonium in geologic materials.},
  author={Paul Dixon and Daniel B Curtis and J. David Musgrave and F Roensch and Jeffrey Roach and D. J. Rokop},
  journal={Analytical chemistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={69 9},
  pages={1692-9}
}
In uncontaminated natural materials, plutonium and technetium exist exclusively as products (daughters) of nuclear reactions in which uranium is the principal reactant (parent). Under conditions of chemical stability over geologic periods of time, the relative abundances of daughter and parent elements are fixed by the rates of nuclear reactions and the… CONTINUE READING