Radioactive Decay Rate Calculator

The Radioactive Decay Rate Calculator will calculate the:

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

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Radioactive decay rate as a function of time Formula and Calculation

R(t) = ln 2/T1/2 ∙ N0 ∙ e-ln 2/T1/2 ∙ t

R(t) = R0 ∙ e-λ ∙ t
= λ∙N0 ∙ e-λ ∙ t
= ln 2/T1/2 ∙ N0 ∙e-ln 2/T1/2 ∙ t

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