Title

Fission Xenon in Wausau, Wisconsin Granite

Abstract

Mass spectrometric analyses of xenon released by stepwise heating of large granite samples from Wausau, Wisconsin reveal (i) a low temperature, xenon-rich fraction which is slightly enriched in the light isotopes in the manner expected from mass fractionation of atmospheric xenon, and (ii) a high temperature fraction which is enriched in the heavy isotopes of xenon in the manner expected from the spontaneous fission of 238U. These analyses reveal no evidence of the anomalous fission yields which would be produced in spontaneous chain reactions.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Geographic Coverage

Wausau, Wisconsin

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

00221902

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1978 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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