Half-life of Indium-116


    This Web site illustrates an experiment to determine the half-life of the radioactive source of indium-116.

    A reading of the background count is taken before the start of the experiment.

    Readings of counts in one minute are taken every quarter of an hour.

    These readings can be used to determine the half-life of this source.

    You must do the report on your own.

    You will need to take a note of the measurements so have a notebook ready!

To background count rate

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