The first atomic bomb used in warfare was an uranium bomb.
This bomb contained enough of the uramium-235 isotope to start a runaway chain reaction which in a fraction of a second caused a large number of the uranium atoms to undergo fission, there by releasing a fireball of energy.
There appears to be a fundamental conflict between the Bible and the reported ages given by radioisotope dating.
Since God is the Creator of all things (including science), and His Word is true (“), the true age of the earth must agree with His Word.
For example, uranium will radioactively decay through a series of steps until it becomes the stable element lead. The original element is referred to as the parent element (in these cases uranium and potassium), and the end result is called the daughter element (lead and argon).
The straightforward reading of Scripture reveals that the days of creation () were literal days and that the earth is just thousands of years old and not billions.
He is constantly being produced by decay, when the rocks are at hot He will not be retained in the crystals, and will instead diffuse out of the system (and into the atmosphere, where it makes up about 1 ppm, or 0.0001%, of what we breathe).
However, once a mineral is sufficiently cool, the He will be retained.
At CU we are equipped to measure (U-Th)/He ages on a variety of materials, and are always interested in pursuing new research directions developing new collaborative relationships.The main use of uranium in the civilian sector is to fuel commercial nuclear power plants.This require uranium to be enriched with the uranium-235 isotope and the chain reaction to be controlled so that the energy is released in a more manageable way.Authenticating archaeological gold objects is a major problem, as gold is probably the most difficult material in terms of detecting modern forgeries.In 1996 we published the results of the study of faked and genuine gold crystals from the Santa Elena gold mine in Venezuela, and demonstrated that the U/Th – He dating method is a powerful tool for detecting forgeries among gold objects.