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Artificial radioactivity

radioactivity introduced into a nonradioactive substance by bombarding the substance with charged particles.

artificial radioactivity n.
The radioactivity of isotopes that have been artificially produced through the bombardment of naturally occurring isotopes by subatomic particles or by high levels of x-rays or gamma rays. Also called induced radioactivity.


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