Just as the title says. I’m curious as to how you would go about figuring out the amount of decay products in a given sample of Pitchblende/Uraninite. I would hazard a guess at using the half life formula over and over but something seems off about doing that.
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Well, it is straightforward. You get the amount of radioactive compounds in your mineral. Then find out the decay chain reactions, it generally goes from Uranium to Lead.
Then you will find half-life constants for each reaction and start to calculate from U-235 to lead one by one.
Well if you think that it is just chore, write a Fortran code and enter radioactive decay constants, reactions and make a user input chain part and everyone can calculate the decay products for a given mineral/time.