Curium-242 | Article about curium-242 by The Free Dictionary
An isotope of curium, mass number 242; half-life is 165.5 days for α-particle emission; 7.2 × 106 years for spontaneous fission.
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The data at hand match estimated levels of xenon produced by sporadic fission of curium-242
and curium-244 inside melted fuel, it said.
Six samples of radioactive curium-242
in the instrument bombarded the lunar soil with alpha particles (helium nuclei).