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andyman20

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Radioisotopes
« on: January 24, 2006, 12:16:30 AM »

Hi!
I was wondering what "Commercial" part means in "Commercial Radioisotopes".
Can somebody tell me?
Thanks!
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Re:Radioisotopes
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 01:26:07 AM »

   Commercial radioisotopes are isotopes that you can find them in commerce, as the word means.(Not any person and so easy. For some of them-you must have a special permission) E.g CO60, is a radioisotope that used in medicin for cancer treatment. So hospitals buy it from the apropriate source. Commercial= "is moving to the market''.
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Re:Radioisotopes
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006, 02:54:09 AM »

Yup.  And some more examples would be Am-241 which is found in smoke detectors, Th-232 which used to be used in gas lantern mantles and is still used a tiny amount in lightbulb filaments, and a few others.  
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