Definition of Cesium 137

1. Noun. A radioactive isotope of cesium used in radiation therapy.

Generic synonyms: Atomic Number 55, Caesium, Cesium, Cs



Medical Definition of Cesium 137

1. Cs-137, energy: 662 keV (near Mo-99), half-life: 30 years (12 Dec 1998)

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cesium 137 (current term)
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Literary usage of Cesium 137

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1. Safety and Security of Commercial Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage: Public Report by Brwm, National Research Council of the Nationa (2006)
"Cesium-137 decays to barium-137, emitting a beta particle and a high-energy gamma ray. The cesium-137 half-life of 30.2 years is sufficiently long to ..."

2. Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism: Proceedings of an Indo-U.S by Roddam Narasimha, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), United States, Office of Naval Research (2007)
"Such fires can be difficult to extinguish and could release large quantities of cesium-137 and other radionuclides. An analysis published in 2003 found that ..."

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