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stable isotope

[′stā·bəl ′ī·sə‚tōp]
(nuclear physics)
An isotope which does not spontaneously undergo radioactive decay.
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Thus, the application of [[delta].sup.2]H stable isotopes may be a reliable technology to track population origins or original hosts if conspicuous differences exist among population isotopic signatures.
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"After the nuclear deal, we were able to start enriching stable isotopes with the help of Russia, while enrichment before the nuclear deal was limited to uranium," Salehi was quoted by the official IRNA news agency as saying.
Stable isotopes are used as natural tracers of trophic structure to obtain complementary information related to the assimilation of prey, as opposed to simple consumption (Fry, 2006; Michener & Lajtha, 2007).
Because they form a link between a consumer's tissues and the food and drink consumed in life, stable isotopes serve as tracers of diet and migrations through deep time.
In the last two decades, stable isotopes have been used to quantify the roles of food sources for bivalves in estuaries and coastal regions (Riera & Richard 1996, Riera 1998, 2007, Kang et al.
Xenon is a noble gas with nine stable isotopes, created at different stages in a star's life.
Writing for students and researchers, they incorporate the new analytic methods that have appeared since 2004, when the series last treated non-traditional stable isotopes. Their topics include molecular modeling and experimental perspectives on the equilibrium fractionation of non-traditional stable isotopes, the in situ analysis of non-traditional isotopes by secondary ion mass spectrometry and LA-MC-ICP-MS: key aspects and the example of magnesium isotopes in olivine and silicate glasses, chromium isotope geochemistry, selenium isotopes as a biogeochemical proxy in deep time, and medical applications of isotope metallomics.
Russia and Iran cooperate on 'Stable Isotopes' and finalizing supply of 39 tons of heavy water to Russia on the international price.
Some 80 of the 92 naturally occurring elements on Earth are stable, with 54 of these having two or more stable isotopes. The fact that stable isotopes differ in mass number but not in atomic number means that the different stable isotopes of a given element differ slightly in their physicochemical behavior.
The key lies in identifying a chemical agent impurity profile and stable isotopes. The two features, when identified individually or in tandem, make up what is known as a chemical attribution signature.