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About InfamousX241

  • Birthday 08/09/1991

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    Port Coquitlam, BC
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    Chemistry, Programming, Gaming
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    I love Chemistry with a passion!
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  1. If you are concerned for your health, you should get a NBC gas mask and suit. They are very cheap on eBay, you can get a suit and a mask for under $50 shipped. NBC Suit on eBay Only $9.99 with 4 hours left.
  2. Hmmm so it is slow indeed =( Damn it I think I'll just pull a Hahn. The Seaborg process seems promising... (if you oppose the household creation of Plutonium, I am joking. Otherwise, I am looking for depleted uranium)
  3. I see, thank you. I think if anything, I'll be bombarding Deuterium Oxide with neutrons. I need a place to get it cheap though, or can I make it myself?
  4. I also agree! I just joined today and Ryan has been the biggest help ever! I look forward to learning from these forums! What a great place to learn =)
  5. Tritium Oxide is a much better idea. I'll google a way to make Deuterium Oxide at home =P If Zinc Sulphide were soluble in water, would making a Tritium Oxide - Zinc Sulphide solution result in glowing water? That would be pretty cool!
  6. I have actually read that Tritium is pretty safe, as long as you don't go ingesting it. The beta particles are pretty low power, also. If the beta rays manage to penetrate a glass jar, I wouldn't imagine it being able to penetrate even the first layer of your skin. I don't know if what I've read is really pro-Tritium or what, but I feel safe working with Tritium for some reason.
  7. Thank you so very much. Thanks for clarifying the Deuterium deal, I was thinking of Deutrium Oxide, indeed. Oh I have googled, last night I printed out what looks like 20 pages of information about Tritium =P Just wanted to get some opinions on the practicality. I think I will do this sometime soon, pretty much when I can finance the experiment and conduct it in an at least semi-safe way. Thanks again, feel free to post comments, suggestions, warnings etc.
  8. Let's speak hypothetically? =P Anyways, thank you so much for replying, yet I have more questions =) Nitrogen-14 is the Nitrogen we breathe everyday and composes of 78% of our air, correct? Also, do these neutrons need to be moderated? I also see that there is apparently some Carbon produced, the problem is that this contaminates the Tritium, doesn't it? Can it easily be filtered out? Thankfully the Carbon produced looks like the stable isotope. Phew, less of a hassle. Tritium is lighter than air... this must mean it should separate from the Carbon-12 effortlessly... I think... Last question, since Deuterium is liquid, will the result of bombarding Tritium with neutrons be 3H2O? Hmm I printed out a couple papers and one claims that Tritium is made by bombarding H-1 with neutrons! Anyways, thank you again! Aha, I found the site that claims this: http://www.physics.isu.edu/radinf/tritium.htm
  9. I've always liked radioactive elements, and I've read a lot on the different radioisotopes of various elements. Lately I've been reading about Tritium. Supposedly Tritium is made with Hydrogen-1 by means of neutron capture. This, I believe would make Triton gas. I've read about the safety of Tritium in gaseous form (I've even seen some mathematical formulas that show how quickly air flushes it out) and it seems pretty safe as long as you're careful. My question is, if it is practical to make Triton gas via neutron capture, do the neutrons have to be slowed? Since Hydrogen itself is a moderator of neutrons I'd imagine it would not have to be slowed down. My basic idea is to use Beryllium coated with parrafin wax, along with a steady alpha emitter like Americium to release neutrons. This is if its actually as simple as I think it is, of course. I hope this isn't too farfetched but this seems like an infinitely cool experiment to undertake. Cheers Edit: Heh, I forgot to mention the speed. I'd imagine it would be slow, but how slow? Is there a formula I can use to figure this out? I am fairly new to chemisty, I only started taking real interest a year ago. Just brought a load of books home from the library to learn from. I would be willing to spend a long time (6 months +) doing this. The amount I'm looking for is just enough to put in my element collection, perhaps enough to make a homemade glow-in-the-dark keyring.
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