Measurement of the Half-life of 60Fe for Stellar and Early Solar System Models

Published: October 2015 Collon

Lead Author(s): K. Ostdiek

The radioactive isotope, 60Fe is only naturally produced in massive stars and is ejected into the Universe through supernova explosions and the end stages of AGB stars. Trace amounts of 60Fe has been discovered in Earth's ocean crust, dating back to several millions of years ago. As the half-life of 60Fe is on the order of millions of year, it can be used as a chronometer for past Solar System events. Learn more

Towards a measurement of the half-life of 60Fe for stellar and early Solar System models