cobalt 60


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a radioactive isotope of cobalt with mass number 60

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The 200R cobalt 60 used in hospitals do not match either 20R or 1,000R found here," said Munish Gairola, radiation oncologist and director of Shanti Mukund cancer centre.
Cobalt 60 is used for medical or industrial purposes, but cobalt 58 has no such uses and is short-lived.
Irradiation, which involves directing gamma rays produced by the radioactive material, cobalt 60, or electricity at meat to kill harmful bacteria.
It's important to note that Cobalt 60 does not give off particulate radiation (neutrons), which means it cannot make anything around it radioactive.
The troops found a broken radiotherapy machine containing enough cobalt 60 to kill a man instantly.
The Asahi Kasei plant, which produces nylon fibers for tires, stockings and other products, has 11 liquid-level gauges that contain cobalt 60, a radioactive substance.
The technique is only authorised for the purpose of reducing or eliminating pathogenic micro-organisms and treatment is limited to the radionuclide Cobalt 60.
a concern that irradiates food and medical supplies, insists that using nuclear power industry wastes such as Cobalt 60 or Cesium 137 to preserve foods is perfectly safe.
Harry Ruda at the University of Toronto were exposed to various levels of Cobalt 60 gamma radiation.
In India, the procurement and disposal of Cobalt 60 and radioactive sources are regulated by AERB, Mumbai, implementing the Atomic Energy ( Radiation Protection) Rules, 2004.
The phase one improvements include the installation of additional Cobalt 60 energy source to increase the processing capacity of the plant by about 75 percent.