Curium-248 in the Early Solar System

@article{Rao1973Curium248IT,
  title={Curium-248 in the Early Solar System},
  author={M. R. Rao and K. Gopalan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1973},
  volume={245},
  pages={304-307}
}
PRIMITIVE meteorites such as carbonaceous chondrites (CC) and unequilibrated ordinary chondrites (UOC) have an anomalous fission xenon component1–3 which has a distinctly different fission spectrum from that of Ca-rich achondrites4,5. Although the latter is established as due to 244Pu spontaneous fission4, the origin of the former component is still debated. Further, the amount of fission xenon present in CC II–IV and some UOC is about two orders of magnitude6,7 higher than that of Ca-rich… Expand
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