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Old 2017-03-20, 13:47   #6
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Originally Posted by ewmayer View Post
@Dr Sardonicus: Thanks for the added material - a fascinating subject in its own right. (But I believe you intended "kicks out two electrons".)
I did. Minus signs are among the banes of my existence. Of course, each time the atomic number goes up by 1, the nucleus kicks out a negative charge to compensate. Conservation of electric charge, you know.
Heck I know that!

BTW, yet another use for DU is in armor/shielding. Again, because it's dense (19.1 g/cc), much denser than lead (11.3g/cc), and nearly as dense as tungsten (19.3g/cc).
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