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TitleProgress in the Use of Isotopes: The Atomic Triad - Reactors, Radioisotopes and Radiation
Author(s)Libby, W. F.
Publication DateAugust 04, 1958
Report NumberA/CONF.15/P/2390
Unique IdentifierACC0335
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 4325402
Research OrgAtomic Energy Commission (AEC), Washington, D.C. (US)
Sponsoring OrgU.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
Other InformationSecond United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva (Switzerland), 1958
SubjectPhysics; Agriculture; Carbon 14; Counters; Economics; Fabrication; Preparation; Radioisotopes; Trace Amounts; Tritium; Uses
KeywordsTracer Techniques
Related Web PagesWillard Libby, Radiocarbon, and Carbon Dating
AbstractRecent years have seen a substantial growth in the use of isotopes in medicine, agriculture, and industry: up to the minute information on the production and use of isotopes in the U.S. is presented. The application of radioisotopes to industrial processes and manufacturing operations has expanded more rapidly than any one except its most ardent advocates expected. New uses and new users are numerous. The adoption by industry of low level counting techniques which make possible the use of carbon-14 and tritium in the control of industrial processes and in certain exploratory and research problems is perhaps most promising of current developments. The latest information on savings to industry will be presented. The medical application of isotopes has continued to develop at a rapid pace. The current trend appears to be in the direction of improvements in technique and the substitution of more effective isotopes for those presently in use. Potential and actual benefits accruing from the use of isotopes in agriculture are reviewed. The various methods of production of radioisotopes are discussed. Not only the present methods but also interesting new possibilities are covered. Although isotopes are but one of the many peaceful uses of the atom, it is the first to pay its way. (auth)
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26 pp.
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