radioactive source

radioactive source

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′sȯrs]
(nucleonics)
Any quantity of radioactive material intended for use as a source of ionizing radiation.
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* Manage all bureaucracies and interfaces with CNEN related to the discarding process, as a representative of the radioactive source owner (Vale), and record the evidence of the discarding process for Vale; and
He said universities would not hold radioactive source materials on site, with students only dealing with modern X-ray equipment.
The National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards has warned that whoever touched the radioactive source would likely die quickly.
On the other hand, a "dirty bomb", where conventional explosives are used to disperse radiation from a radioactive source, is a "high probability, low consequence act" with more potential to terrorize than cause large loss of life.
It delivers a measurement range that extends from 10 [micro]m to 5 nm and incorporates an electrical ionizer to neutralize particle charge prior to DMA, eliminating the need for neutralization by radioactive source. Because of its measurement range, the spectrometer is applicable across a variety of situations including atmospheric aerosol measurement, indoor air quality studies, characterizing emission sources, laboratory aerosol research, and particle characterization for semiconductors.
If it was stolen it could cause a lot of damage to people," said Robin Heard, an IAEA radioactive source specialist who oversaw the mission.
"The committee will be presided over by the ministries of environment, health, and science and technology, and the Iraqi Radioactive Source Regulatory Authority (IRSRA) and will be assigned to reveal the real reasons behind the occurrence of several cancer cases in a neighborhood in the holy city of Najaf," according to a statement released by the cabinet's national media center and received by Aswat al-Iraq-Voices of Iraq- (VOI).
Fire chief Jim Fraser said: "There are three small packages although we are uncertain at this time whether they contain a radioactive source for definite.
Because of its radioactive source, the M8A1 puts out radioactive particles.
Lubenau point to the OSR Project as an example of a successful federal effort to improve radioactive source security.
Sackett says, "The elimination of a radioactive source is in itself a real advantage.