[time-nuts] Variation in Radioactive Decay Rate with Solar Activity

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Wed Aug 3 21:49:12 UTC 2011

In message <4E39C16D.9020809 at pacific.net>, Brooke Clarke writes:

>Yes.  I think using the isotope with the shortest half-life will make 
>for the most sensitive measurement, nest pas?

Not so fast, or rather: not too fast.  You need to be able to detect
as high a percentage of all events as possible, so high activity is
bad because you run into detector dead-time and double events.

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