radioactive metal

radioactive metal

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′med·əl]
(nuclear physics)
A luminous metallic element, such as actinium, radium, or uranium, that spontaneously and continuously emits radiation capable in some degree of penetrating matter impervious to ordinary light.
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As monazite is an important source of rare earth elements and contains thorium, a naturally occurring radioactive metal, monazite was considered an important national defense resource.
There was 'nothing to see; no place to rest; nothing to eat; nothing to drink', only contorted fragments of radioactive metal. He left them untouched.
implants - where small pieces of radioactive metal are (usually temporarily) placed inside your body near the cancer
A World Health Organisation report on depleted uranium described it as a "mildly radioactive metal," stating: "Potentially, depleted uranium has both chemical and radiological toxicity with the two target organs being the kidneys and the lungs." The Foreign Office was invited to comment.
Polonium is a rare and highly radioactive metal and none of it is found naturally in the human body.
In an attempt to retrieve pieces of radioactive metal from the inside of the station's Prototype Fast Reactor, staff resorted to using Blu-Tack attached to a 10-metre-long pole to fish out the material, the BBC reported.
One of the students, Eric Price, a PhD candidate at UBC in medicinal inorganic chemistry/radiochemistry, was awarded an NSERC postgraduate fellowship to conduct research at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, conducting research into creating new imaging agents and treatments for cancer using with radioactive metals. During his PhD, Price worked on the design and synthesis of novel chelators for radioactive metal ions for application in radiopharmaceuticals.
A two-functional group is used in most of nanoparticles labeling methods by using radionuclides to be connected with the nanoparticles, and then a radioactive metal is added to it.
The forensic and radiological experts at Lausanne University Hospital Centre said the result of their work "moderately" supported the allegations that Arafat had died from the radioactive metal, dpa reported.
Highly radioactive metal was discovered last week at a beach in Dalgety Bay, Fife, prompting the closure of parts of the foreshore.
After the highly radioactive nuclear fuel was moved to Sellafield for reprocessing a decade ago, the most dangerous material left at Traws was intermediate waste, including radioactive metal that surrounded the fuel rods in the reactors.

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