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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137Cs in biota (Bq kg-1 D.M.), mean and standard deviation a re given.
However, we note that the highest concentrations of 137Cs found (Table 2) were lower than those found in some surficial soils in pristine environments (Table 6).
La irradiacion con rayos gamma (137Cs) de ooquistes de Toxoplasma se evaluo como un sistema modelo de inactivacion de ooquistes de Cyclospora.
Wind erosion on Deliblato (the largest European continental sandy terrain) studied using 210Pbex and 137Cs measurements, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 303(3): 2511-2515.
Bioenergetics costs of heavy metal exposure in yellow perch (Perca flavescens): in situ estimates with a radiotracer (137Cs) technique.
For attenuation correction of the emission scan, a transmission scan was conducted for 6 min using a 137Cs point source.
The detector energy resolution (FWHM) was 9% at the 661 keV [gamma]-ray line of 137Cs source ground on the manufactory certificate and the shaping mode was Gaussian.
It involves three types of ionizing radiation: X-rays, gamma radiation (60C0 and 137Cs) and electron-beams.
Sharma, "Validation of the TRMM multi satellite rainfall product 3B42 and estimation of scavenging coefficients for 131I and 137Cs using TRMM 3B42 rainfall data," Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, vol.