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Power from Radium

It was stated that around the turn of the 20th century some researchers discovered that radium generated heat.

Assuming that you have a pure 1 Ci sample of Ra-226, what is the maximum potential power (in Watts) that you could recover (at 100% efficiency) from this sample.

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