Date: Jan 29, 2013 2:42 AM
Author: Bob Hanlon
Subject: Re: Mathematica 9 IsotopeData is no longer self-consistent

You must have used "Name" rather than "FullSymbol" to get the name.
However, use "StandardName" vice "Name" for use in subsequent
commands.

IsotopeData["Np239", "Name"]

"neptunium-239"

sn = IsotopeData["Np239", "StandardName"]

"Neptunium239"

IsotopeData[sn, "DecayModes"]

{"BetaDecay", "AlphaEmission"}

IsotopeData[sn, #] & /@ %

{True, True}

Presumably you meant "AlphaEmission" rather than "AlphaDecay"

MemberQ[IsotopeData["Properties"], "AlphaDecay"]

False


Bob Hanlon


On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:24 AM, Xsk8Rat <mholmesa@gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone else run into this issue:
> IsotopeData[x,"FullSymbol"] returns a lower case string like "neptunium-239". However, IsotopeData[x] only recognizes strings that start out capitalized - like "Neptunium-239". So checking IsotopeData[x,"AlphaDecay"] requires a transformation that it did not require in oprevious versions.
> Thank You,
> Mark Holmes
>