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60Co

Symbol for cobalt 60.

cobalt-60 (60Co)

a radioactive isotope of the element cobalt with a mass of 60 and a half-life of 5.2 years. 60Co emits high-energy gamma rays and is the most frequently used radioisotope in radiotherapy. It must be stored in a position well shielded by lead or uranium.
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Com relacao ao armazenamento das sementes irradiadas ou nao com 60Co e armazenadas nos dois tipos de embalagem, verifica-se que a embalagem de PET proporcionou os melhores resultados frente a embalagem de polietileno trancado.
PE-blend samples were cut from "as received" material and irradiated with gamma-rays in a 60Co commercial radiation facility in the presence of oxygen at a dose rate of 2.
Concentrations (in Bqkg-1 [+ or -] 1 ) of 137Cs and other gamma-emitting nuclides in IRD, dry weight basis (errors are 1 counting error; systematic errors 5%) Cruise/Station Map Location # 60Co 134Cs 137Cs 152Eu Polar Star 1989 PS89-12 2 5.
Nickelsen, A Comparison of Large-Scale Electron Beam and Bench-Scale 60Co Irradiations of Simulated Aqueous Waste Streams, Radiat.
Collection and disposal of radioactive radiators 60co.
The irradiation process was carried out using 60Co Gamma Research Irradiator (Indian) located at the National Centre for Radiation Research and Technology (NCRRT), Nasr city, Cairo, Egypt.
Irradiation was accomplished at a dose of 1000 cGy from a 60Co source at a distance of 80 cm at a rate of 96 cGy/min.
The disks and bars were gamma irradiated in air with a 60Co source to 10 Mrads at 0.
Irradiation was carried out with gamma radiation in the 60Co gamma chamber 4000A (product of India).