cesium-137

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cesium-137

[′sē·zē·əm ‚wən‚thərd·ē′sev·ən]
(nuclear physics)
An isotope of cesium with atomic mass number of 137; emits negative beta particles and has a half-life of 30 years; offers promise as an encapsulated radiation source for therapeutic and other purposes. Also known as radiocesium.
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Nikinmaa, 1994: Behaviour of 137Cs from Chernobyl fallout in a Scots pine canopy in southern Finland.
Summary: Presence of natural radionuclides (226Ra 232Th and 40K) and man-made radionuclide 137Cs has been investigated in soil samples collected from Peshawar University campus Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan using gamma-ray spectrometry.
Seaward MRD, Heslop JA, Green D and Bylinska EA (1988) Recent levels of radionuclides in lichens from Southwest Poland with particular reference to 134Cs and 137Cs.
Potential of Chromolaena odorata for Phytoremediation of 137Cs from Solution and Low Level Nuclear Waste.
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