Radionuclide Fractionation in Air-Burst Debris

@article{Freiling1966RadionuclideFI,
  title={Radionuclide Fractionation in Air-Burst Debris},
  author={E. C. Freiling and M. Kay},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1966},
  volume={209},
  pages={236-238}
}
Abstract : Radiochemical data from fractionated samples of airburst debris are correlated logarithmically. The correlation slopes are measures of volatility. These are compared with slopes observed in the cases of high-yield surface bursts and with thermodynamic calculations of volatility. 

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TLDR
The composition of fractionated samples from high-yield surface bursts is correlated logarithmically and the cloud sample was found to be rich in strontium- 89, and small degrees of fractionation between similarly behaving radionuclides are best tested by plotting the ratio of their f values against the fractionation index. Expand
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