decontamination factor


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decontamination factor

[dē·kən‚tam·ə′nā·shən ‚fak·tər]
(nucleonics)
The ratio of initial specific radioactivity to final specific radioactivity resulting from a separation process.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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