Kinetic studies of tritium incorporation in plants

Franz Baumgaertner, Maria Anna Kim

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The logistic growth function of hydrogen and tritium in stable organic bonds is determined with barley and maize as representatives of C3- and C4-plants. The growth rate as well as the growth increment of tritium in stable organic bonds has proved to be larger than the photosynthetically induced weight increase and weight increment of hydrogen. The native structure determining hydrogen bonds and water molecules, esp. those located in proteins, DNA and carbohydrates are considered to be significant deposits of stable organically bound tritium in plant material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-820
Number of pages7
JournalFusion Technology
Issue number3 pt 1
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 5th Topical Meeting on Tritium Technology in Fission, Fusion, and Isotopic Applications. Part 1 (of 2) - Belgirate, Italy
Duration: 28 May 19953 Jun 1995


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