iron-59


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iron-59

[′ī·ərn ¦fif·tē′nīn]
(nuclear physics)
Radioactive isotope of iron, symbol 59Fe, 46.3-day half-life; β and γ radiation; highly toxic; used to study metallic welds, corrosion mechanisms, engine wear, and bodily functions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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