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Unformatted text preview: uptake of radioactive iodine. Time, Distance, Shielding: The three main ways to minimize exposure to radiation. TNT :The flammable compound, trinitrotoluene, used as a high explosive. Uranium: A type of atom used to fuel nuclear reactors due to its ability to undergo fission with a free neutron creating a nuclear chain reaction and resulting in heat. X Rays : Penetrating electromagnetic radiation originating in the electron field of an atom. X-rays are similar in wavelength and frequency to gamma rays, which originate in the nucleus of an atom. Yield : See "Energy Yield."...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MPA mpa1 taught by Professor Scotts during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.
- Spring '10