Radiological Emergency Management Independent Study Course G-4 Label: A standard device or sign attached to the outside of a package of radioactive materials to identify the radiological hazards associated with it. Mega: The prefix used to designate one million. Megaton: An explosive force equivalent to that of 1,000,000 tons (907,000,000 kg) of TNT. Meltdown: The melting of nuclear fuel. Micro: The prefix used to designate one one-millionth. Milli: The prefix used to designate one one-thousandth. Neutron: A small particle possessing no electrical charge typically found within an atom's nucleus. Neutrons released by fission may strike nuclear fuel atoms causing additional fissions. Nucleus: That part of an atom where neutrons and protons are located and in which the positive electrical charge and most of its mass is concentrated. Nuclide: A general term applicable to all atomic forms of the elements. Nuclides are characterized by the number of protons and neutrons in the nucleus. There are 279 stable nuclides and about 500 unstable
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