cobalt 60

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cobalt 60 a radioactive isotope of cobalt with mass number 60; a source of exceptionally intense gamma rays; used in radiation therapy
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Usage

In literature:

Or drink radioactives, or sleep under cobalt-60 lamps.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
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In news:

Petco has recalled three dog- and cat-food bowls because an overseas manufacturer used stainless steel containing small quantities of radioactive cobalt-60.
Tests have confirmed low levels of a material called cobalt-60 in metal box tissue holders sold at Bed Bath and Beyond.
The Honourable Sylvia Fedoruk speaks to an audience gathered for the opening of the Cancer Bomb Exhibit as the cobalt 60 cancer treatment turns 60, at the Western Development Museum Sunday, Dec 04, 2011.
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In science:

We have performed two types of radiation testing; a total ionization dose (TID) experiment using a cobalt-60 source, and a single event effect (SEE) experiment by irradiation of heavy-ions.
Radiation Testing of Consumer High-Speed LSI Chips for the Next Space VLBI Mission, VSOP-2
Over 60% of all possible cobalt isotopes have been produced and identiļ¬ed so far.
Discovery of the Cobalt Isotopes
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