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Re: Commercial Uses of Pm-147

At 11:20 AM 7/10/96 -0500, you wrote:
>     Fellow Radsafers,
>     We recently have had a spill in a cold lab where the isotope was 
>     identified as pure Pm-147 (microcurie quantities).  This isotope is 
>     not part of our normal inventory, except as a minor constituent in 
>     fission products.  Does anyone know of commercial products that use 
>     this particular isotope?
>     Lawrence Burke
>     Health Physicist
>     Argonne National Lab - West
>     (208)-533-7078
>     (208)-533-7344 Fax
>     lawrence.burke@anl.gov
I once saw a claim that Pm-147 is(was) used as an energy source in
glow-in-the-dark paint, but cannot verify.

Dave Abbott