nickel-63

nickel-63

[′nik·əl ¦sik·stē′thrē]
(nuclear physics)
Radioactive nickel with beta radiation and 92-year half-life; derived by pile-irradiation of nickel; used in radioactive composition studies and tracer studies.
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The device, which works only in a vacuum, gets power from nuclear decay within a film of radioactive nickel-63.
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