iridium-192

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iridium-192

[i′rid·ē·əm ¦wən¦nīn·tē′tü]
(nuclear physics)
Radioactive isotope of iridium with a 75-day half-life; β and γ radiation; used in cancer treatment and for radiography of light metal castings.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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One such applicator is the Freiburg Flap, which is designed to allow the HDR Ir-192 source to travel approximately 5 mm from the skin surface.
Another document produced by the environment ministry addressed to the ministry's Centre for Prevention of Radiation, describes "the theft of a highly dangerous radioactive source of Ir-192 (Iridium-192) with highly radioactive activity belonging to SGS (Istanbul-based company) from a depot belonging to Weatherford in the Rafidhia area of Basra province".
30 and addressed to the ministry's Centre for Prevention of Radiation, describes "the theft of a highly dangerous radioactive source of Ir-192 with highly radioactive activity belonging to SGS from a depot belonging to Weatherford in the Rafidhia area of Basra province".
Large quantities of Ir-192 have gone missing before in the United States, Britain and other countries, stoking fears among security officials that it could be used to make a dirty bomb.A dirty bomb combines nuclear material with conventional explosives to contaminate an area with radiation, in contrast to a nuclear weapon, which uses nuclear fission to trigger a vastly more powerful blast.
Newly released documents describe "the theft of a highly dangerous radioactive source of Ir-192 with highly radioactive activity belong to SGS from a depot belonging to Weatherford in the Rafidhia area of Basra province", Sputnik reported.
The device contained an Iridium (Ir-192) source used for industrial radiography, to take special pictures in order to check the welding on metal components.