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Title: Progress in the use of isotopes. The Atomic Triad - reactors, radioisotopes and radiation

Abstract

Recent 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 ismore » the first to pay its way. (auth)« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D.C. (US)
OSTI Identifier:
4325402
Report Number(s):
A/CONF.15/P/2390
NSA Number:
NSA-12-015170
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. United Nations International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, Geneva (Switzerland), 1958
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PHYSICS; AGRICULTURE; CARBON 14; COUNTERS; ECONOMICS; FABRICATION; PREPARATION; RADIOISOTOPES; TRACE AMOUNTS; TRITIUM; USES

Citation Formats

Libby, W.F. Progress in the use of isotopes. The Atomic Triad - reactors, radioisotopes and radiation. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Libby, W.F. Progress in the use of isotopes. The Atomic Triad - reactors, radioisotopes and radiation. United States.
Libby, W.F. Mon . "Progress in the use of isotopes. The Atomic Triad - reactors, radioisotopes and radiation". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/4325402.
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