radioactive beam

radioactive beam

[‚rād·ē·ō‚ak·tiv ′bēm]
(nucleonics)
A collimated stream of accelerated radioactive nuclei, of sufficient intensity to be utilized for a variety of scientific enterprises such as studies of nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, and materials science.
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The project will be carried out at the ISOLDE facility, CERN, which is the premier radioactive beam facility at the precision frontier.
Yet that's not what the scientists saw in their experiments at the ISOLDE radioactive beam facility at CERN, Europe's particle physics laboratory near Geneva.
However, the radium treatment of cancer was not put on to a scientific basis until the 1920's, when radium needles and radon seeds, (radium emanation sealed into glass tubes), were used as implants--accurate methods of dosage now having been developed together with the treatment of deeper cancers by radioactive beam therapy from 'radium bombs'.
A highly radioactive beam was emitted from a protective flask as it was driven 130 miles and it was "pure good fortune" that no one was dangerously contaminated when a plug was left off a 2.
Over the last 15 years, there has been a gradual transition from accelerators of stable heavy ions to radioactive beam facilities.
The result is a focused proposal that will lead to a flexible tool for extracting precise structure data from radioactive beam experiments, answering questions at the frontiers of nuclear stability, models and nuclear astrophysics.
Each artifact was placed under special X-ray equipment that delivered a nondestructive radioactive beam, enabling the researchers to calculate the amounts of certain trace elements in the basalt.
An unprecedented infrastructure providing cooled precision beams of stable isotopes, antiprotons and radioactive beam for Nuclear-, Atomic-, Astrophysics and high density plasma physics is under construction, opening new fields in research.
Irradiation works by zapping infected plants or food with radioactive beams, killing bacteria, and is also used to induce genetic variation in plants.
The 23 papers from the proceedings discuss supernovae and neutron stars, nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics with radioactive beams, the quark-gluon plasma and beyond, low-energy reactions for astrophysics, nuclear structure for astrophysics, and a number of areas explored by selected poster papers.
Other themes include nuclear forces, physics with electroweak probes on light systems, hadron structure and deep-inelastic scattering, effective field theory, relativity, hypernuclear physics, and few-body systems studies with radioactive beams.
External Beam Radiation Therapy entails release of radioactive beams, either exclusively to the prostate gland (radiation only for prostate) or may cover the adjacent pelvic lymph glands besides the prostate gland (full pelvic radiation).