polonium-210

polonium-210

[pə′lō·nē·əm ¦tü′ten]
(nuclear physics)
Radioactive isotope of polonium; mass 210, half-life 140 days, α-radiation; used to calibrate radiation counters, and in oil well logging and atomic batteries. Also known as radium F.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Arafat's personal effects contained abnormal and high levels of polonium-210, concluded Dr.
Andrei Lugovoy said he had evidence that the British security services had a hand in the murder of ex-spy Litvinenko, who died last November from radiation sickness after he was poisoned with polonium-210.
Litvinenko, a Kremlin critic who was granted asylum in Britain, died in a London hospital on November 23 after being poisoned with radioactive polonium-210.
Mr Litvinenko, 43, a Kremlin critic, died in late November after ingesting the radioactive isotope polonium-210.
The recent death of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko due to Polonium-210 (Po-210) radiation poisoning has raised concerns regarding possible exposure to others.
The investigation into the death of Mr Litvinenko, 43, who died in a London hospital after ingesting a large dose of radioactive polonium-210, is being treated as murder.
So far the authorities have declined to specify whether the substance detected on the aircraft was polonium-210, the substance that killed Litvinenko.
Yesterday's evidence came with the release of the last picture of Litvinenko in his hospital bed in 2006 after he was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210.
YASSER ARAFAT'S widow says the Palestinian leadership must seek justice for her husband after Swiss scientists found evidence suggesting he was poisoned by the radioactive substance polonium-210. Suha Arafat was speaking yesterday after she received the results of an examination of her husband's remains.
The report said that last year, the Swiss scientists at Switzerland's Institute of Radiation Physics had found traces of polonium-210, a deadly radioactive isotope, on some of Arafat's belongings and soil and bone samples were subsequently taken from the leader's grave in the West Bank.
The investigation revealed that research by the Institut de Radiophysique in Lausanne, Switzerland, found high levels of the radioactive element polonium-210 on Arafat's clothing.