sodium-24

sodium-24

[′sōd·ē·əm ¦twen·tē¦fȯr]
(nuclear physics)
A radioactive isotope of sodium, mass 24, half-life 15.5 hours; formed by deuteron bombardment of sodium; decomposes to magnesium with emission of beta rays.
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Sodium-24, a radioactive substance, was detected in the vomit of the three victims, the officials said.

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