Posted: Jun 29, 2011 10:41 am
by klazmon
Rainbow is correct here. The reason this can happen is that the binding energy of some isotopes are a little out of the overall sequence. Note that the graph I posted earlier is not strictly smooth but zig zags a bit for varying isotopes. Of course this doesn't say much about the device being discussed except that it isn't totally ruled out by basic binding energy considerations. If I am reading that table correctly though, it suggests that Ni (I presume as found on Earth) has less than one percent 64Ni.