This is the FORMATTED DISPLAY,
which shows numbers in scientific notation in 6 significant figures. (For easier
readability, numbers between .001 and 1,000 will be displayed in standard form).
Unfortunately, some browsers cannot display this formatting properly and if that is the
case, please go to the STANDARD DISPLAY
For example, if you enter Time 1 as 50 and Time 2 as 70, your results will be in 2 day increments. (50, 52, 54, ... 70).
The "Day 0 Activity" is for inputting the radioactivity on the reference date and NOT for the activity at the start of the chosen interval. (Referring to the above example, this would NOT be the Day 20 activity).
Now, let's suppose you disagree with our half-life value OR you want calculations for an isotope we haven't listed. You can't use the boxes beneath the 'Calculate' button - these are output only. However, going to the drop-down menu, the last two choices are 'Other (Days)' and 'Other (Years)'. Make your selection from these two and then click "Calculate". An input 'prompt box' will appear and then you can input the half-life. Click the 'OK' on the prompt and your calculations will appear. DO NOT click the "Calculate" button again.
We hope this calculator will save you the time that you previously
spent on these laborious calculations. If this calculator has
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology
Radionuclide Half-Life Measurements
M. P. Unterweger, D. D. Hoppes, F. J. Schima, and J. S. Coursey
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