zirconium-95

zirconium-95

[‚zər′kō·nē·əm ¦nīn·tē′fīv]
(nuclear physics)
A radioactive isotope of zirconium; half-life of 63 days with beta and gamma radiation; used to trace petroleum-pipeline flows and in the circulation of a catalyst in a cracking plant.
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From "absorbed dose" to zirconium-95, this alphabetical collection of essays makes an interesting guide to the nuclear age.