polonium


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Synonyms for polonium

a radioactive metallic element that is similar to tellurium and bismuth

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But they said the polonium was not the cause of his death, which was reported in January to have been a heart attack.
He and his colleagues had never encountered anything like it, he said, adding that this was the first known case of acute polonium poisoning anywhere in the world.
Chemist and metallurgist Charles Allen Thomas was recruited to coordinate and direct production of the refined polonium needed to trigger a nuclear reaction.
Des experts suisses sollicites par la veuve avaient au contraire juge que leurs resultats "soutiennent raisonnablement l'hypothese de l'empoisonnement" au polonium.
Sir Robert Owen's report detailed the episode over more than 300 pages, finding that Lugovoi and Kovtun were probably acting under the direction of Moscow's FSB intelligence service when they placed polonium 210 in a teapot at the hotel's Pine Bar on November 1 2006.
France opened a formal murder inquiry in August 2012, a month after an Al-Jazeera documentary linked Arafat's death to polonium poisoning.
PARIS (TAP) - French forensic experts investigating the death of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have concluded that he died of natural causes, ruling out polonium 210 poisoning, according to reports.
The French experts' findings differ significantly from those of Swiss scientists, who said last month that their research offered some support for the suggestion Arafat was killed by polonium poisoning.
The third team of scientists from Russia who examined the body described the claims Arafat was killed by polonium poisoning as "unsubstantiated", (http://america.
YasserArafatwas not the victim of poisoning, French forensic scientists concluded on Tuesday, countering a Swiss report on the 2004 death of the Palestinian leader that found he was probably killed with radioactive polonium.
Polonium has a short half-life, so after nine years evidence of poisoning must be found in the byproducts of its decay or in associated isotopes.
Palestinian officials said a report they received from Russia on the role of radioactive polonium in Arafat's death was inconclusive.
Swiss scientists said on Thursday that tests support a supposition that Arafat died from polonium poisoning.
After nine years of speculation, there now seems to be conclusive evidence that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was deliberately poisoned using highly toxic radioactive polonium.
RAMALLAH (CyHAN)- Palestinian justice minister Ali Mhanna on Friday urged France to send findings from its investigation into president Yasser Arafat's death, after Swiss tests suggested he died from polonium poisoning.