Metabolism and biological effects of an alpha particle emitter, Polonium-210
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Metabolism and biological effects of an alpha particle emitter, Polonium-210 a series of studies carried out at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dept. of Radiation Biology (Atomic Energy Project) and supported by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. Co-editors: J. Newell Stannard [and] George W. Cadarett. by Rochester, N.Y. University

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Published by Academic Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Polonium -- Physiological effect,
  • Radiation -- Physiological effect

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Edition Notes

SeriesRadiation research supplement 5 -- 1964
ContributionsRadiation Research Society
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH652 R65
The Physical Object
Pagination442p.
Number of Pages442
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16778980M

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In summary, the alpha emitter Polonium is a very rare radionuclide which is relatively harmless outside the body, but when incorporated into the human body causes death from multiorgan failure.   The answer involves understanding the terms mass number (the total number of protons + neutrons in the nucleus) and atomic number. In a nuclear reaction when a beta particle (electron) is emitted the particle is considered to have a mass of zero, and a charge of This charge represents a change in the nucleus of the decaying atom.   The nuclear equation that describes the alpha decay of Polonium can be written like this: #""_84^Po -> ""_82^Pb + _2^4He# Po has 84 protons and neutrons in its nucleus. During alpha decay, an #alpha"-particle"#, which is essentially a Helium-4 nucleus, is emitted by the nucleus.. Since the Helium-4 nucleus has 2 protons and 2 neutrons, the alpha decay process will . Astatine is a radioactive chemical element with the symbol At and atomic number It is the rarest naturally occurring element in the Earth's crust, occurring only as the decay product of various heavier elements. All of astatine's isotopes are short-lived; the most stable is astatine, with a half-life of hours. A sample of the pure element has never been assembled, because any Pronunciation: /ˈæstətiːn, -tɪn/ ​(AS-tə-teen, -⁠tin).