helium 3


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he·li·um 3

(hē'lē-ŭm),
The rare stable isotope of helium (1.37 parts per million of ordinary helium); produced by the beta decay of tritium.

helium 3

3He
A stable isotope of helium whose nucleus contains two protons and a single neutron. The isotope is polarizable, making it suitable as a gaseous contrast agent for use in magnetic resonance imaging.
See also: helium
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The Helium 3 Project will be managed and operated by RasGas on behalf of Barzan shareholders, QP and ExxonMobil in recognition of RasGas vast experience in the execution and operation of Helium plants in the State of Qatar.
The Helium 3 project s source of supply is unique, with extraction processes unlike any of the previous two helium plants.
Under the deal, Air Products will supply helium licensor package equipment for RasGas new Helium 3 plant.