artificial radioactivity

artificial radioactivity

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