Solid-Counting of Octadecane-1-H3

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Science  29 Jan 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3396, pp. 302-303
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3396.302


A solid sample of octadecane-1-H3 was found to show a fairly good proportionality of the counting rate to the amount of the sample. Taking account of the synthetic process, nonvolatility, and spreadability of octadecane, this compound offers a possibility of being used as a standard sample for counting the radioactivity of tritium.