artificial radioactivity


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ar·ti·fi·cial ra·di·o·ac·tiv·i·ty

the radioactivity of isotopes created by the bombardment of naturally occurring isotopes by subatomic particles, or high levels of x- or gamma radiation.

ar·ti·fi·cial ra·di·o·ac·ti·vi·ty

(ahr'ti-fish'ăl rā'dē-ō-ak-tiv'i-tē)
The radioactivity of isotopes created by the bombardment of naturally occurring isotopes by subatomic particles, or high levels of x-radiation or gamma radiation.

artificial radioactivity

Radioactivity resulting from bombardment of a substance with high-energy particles in a cyclotron, betatron, or other apparatus.
See also: radioactivity
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