60Co


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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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