Nuclear Decay Calculator

The Nuclear Decay Calculator will calculate the:

  1. number of undecayed atomic nuclei as a function of time in a sample when the initial number and half-life are known
Nuclear Decay Calculator
Nuclear Decay Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The Number of undecayed particles in the sample as a function of time elapsed N(t) is
Number of undecayed particles in the sample as a function of time elapsed calculation
N(t) = N0 ∙ e- ln 2/T1/2 ∙ t
N(t) = ∙ e- ln 2/
N(t) = ∙ e-
N(t) = ∙ e
N(t) =
N(t) =
Nuclear Decay Calculator Input Values
Initial number of atomic nuclei (N0)
Half-life of radioactive element (T1/2) s [second]
Time elapsed since the beginning of process (t) s [second]

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Number of undecayed particles in the sample as a function of time elapsed Formula and Calculation

N(t) = N0 ∙ e- ln 2/T1/2 ∙ t

This formula derived from

N(t) = N0 e-λ ∙ t

where

λ = ln 2/T1/2

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