sulfur-35


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sulfur-35

[′səl·fər ‚thərd·ē′fīv]
(nuclear physics)
Radioactive sulfur with mass number 35; radiotoxic, with 87.1-day half-life, β radiation; derived from pile irradiation; used as a tracer to study chemical reactions, engine wear, and protein metabolism.
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The higher-than-normal level of radioactive sulfur-35 was detected at an atmospheric observatory near San Diego between late March and early April.
The research team believes chlorine in seawater reacted with neutron and generated radioactive sulfur-35, which was released into the atmosphere together with steam and carried to the west coast by westerly winds.