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English: Quartz vial (9 mm diameter) containing ~300 micrograms of Es-253 solid. The illumination produced is a result of the intense radiation from Es-253, which alpha decays (6.6 MeV, 1000 watts/g) with a half-life of 20.5 days. The heat and radiation accompanying decay often generate detrimental effects in studies of Es.
|Source|| , Haire, Richard G. (2006). "Einsteinium". In Morss; Edelstein, Norman M.; Fuger, Jean. The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements (3rd ed.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media. ISBN 1-4020-3555-1. p. 1580
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