Why freeze autorads?

Samuel C. Blackman blackman at tigger.cc.uic.edu
Wed Nov 20 13:02:41 EST 1996

My labmates and I, obviously with too much time on our hands, were 
wondering why we put our 32P-labelled autorads in the freezer at -80C.
Our advisor hypothesized that the low temp. promotes a more "focused"
autorad, but without a good explanation for that.  The decay equation
has no mention of temperature, so we're stumped.  Any ideas?

-- Sam

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