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$30000 a gram. Tritium is one of Earth's most expensive substances
Doug B.
17 November 2017
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$30000 a gram. Tritium is one of Earth's most expensive substances

Tritium is Expensive! Cost: $30,000 per gram.  Gaseous Tritium is also used in self-luminous fire safety signs which offer users the most advantageous life-cycle cost of any permanantly illuminated fire safety sign. Typically having a service life of 10+ years, self-luminous signs need no technical maintenance or spare parts during that time....

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Glows for decades, harnesses radioactive power, but is still safe!
Doug B.
17 November 2017
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Glows for decades, harnesses radioactive power, but is still safe!

What is Tritium? First discovered by Mark Oliphant, Ernest Rutherford and Paul Harteck in 1934. It is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen mainly used in research activities, neutron generators and fusion reactors. Tritium is an isotope of Hydrogen with 2 Neutrons & 1 Proton, Deuterium has 1 neutron & 1 Proton and Hydrogen has 0 Neutron & 1 Proton. Our devic...

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How do things glow in the dark?
Doug B.
10 October 2017
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How do things glow in the dark?

Radioluminescence Luminescence is the emission of light by materials that are relatively cool. This is different from the light emitted from incandescent materials, such as burning charcoal, wood, paper etc., as the light in those cases results from heat. Since the emission of light is done by relatively cooler materials, luminescence is also called cold-body radiation. Gaseous Tritium's...

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