19. If Ris the decay rate then the power output is P = RQ, where Qis the energy produced by each alpha decay. Now R = λN = Nln 2/T1/2, where λis the disintegration constant and T1/2is the half-life. The relationship 1/2(ln 2) /Tλ= is used. If Mis the total mass of material and
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