radioactive half-life


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radioactive half-life

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Due to its short radioactive half-life, an effective dose can only be given to a patient within a maximum of 8 hours following production, which limits the area which can be served by a particular production unit.
Experts are concerned that future generations could suffer from waste with a long radioactive half-life leaking into the Irish Sea as climate changes and its effects are more difficult to predict.
D'Agata has a particular knack for penetrating to the emotional core of man and place with repetition, the imagistic inverts of radioactive half-life.
Unfortunately, the radioactive half-life of these products remains too short and the production yields too low to allow any one cyclotron to serve an area larger than a few hundred kilometres.