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Does 72Fe occur naturally? Either way, can it be produced synthetically and if so, how?

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Nuclear Wallet Cards give a half life of 150 nanoseconds for Fe-72. Such short-lived isotopes are not found in equilibrium in nature and cannot be artificially produced except in microscopic quantities.

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  • $\begingroup$ The ENSDF data set at nndc.brookhaven.gov shows 73Co(p,2pg)72Fe as one possible path. $\endgroup$ – Jon Custer Jun 4 '18 at 0:58
  • $\begingroup$ So how is it produced? $\endgroup$ – SavedbyZer0 Jun 4 '18 at 9:34

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