[ RadSafe ] Po-210

Johansen, Kjell Kjell.Johansen at nexteraenergy.com
Mon Sep 12 12:19:16 CDT 2011

How does one produce Po-210 in a reactor?  I used to measure Po-210 in lake sediments as a proxy for its parent Pb-210 to determine sedimentation rates.  The sedimentation rate was based on the fact that it is a decay product of airborne Rn-220-> Po-218->Bi-214->Pb-210->Po-210 and that its parent Pb-210 is not in equilibrium with the Ra-226 in the sediments.

Kjell Johansen
NextERA Energy Point Beach
kjell.johansen at NextERAEnergy.com

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