University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (9): 13-20.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201905001

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60Co γ-Ray Source and Radiation Technology

Tingrui LIN,Jing PENG,Maolin ZHAI*()   

  • Received:2019-05-06 Accepted:2019-05-26 Published:2019-06-10
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The 60Co source and its application in scientific research, such as the radiation synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials, the radiation synthesis and modification of polymeric materials, and radiation chemistry in nuclear reactors and nuclear fuel cycle, are introduced in this paper. Furthermore, the practical applications of the 60Co source in industry, agriculture and medical treatment are also presented. It is expected to guide the public to understand correctly the radiation technology so as to better serve human beings.

Key words: Cobalt-60 source, Gamma ray, Radiation technology, Radiation processing


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