Radiation Protection Glossary

A radiation protection glossary for Radiation Protection Supervisors (RPS) and anyone interesting in radiation safety terminology. The glossary is a mixture of health physics terms, and phrases related to radiation legislation, transport, practical safety and similar.

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Isotope

An isotope represents Atoms of the same Element that have the same number of Protons but a different number of Neutrons. They therefore have different Atomic Masses but the same chemical properties. A radio-isotope is an isotope which is Radioactive.

What's the matter? What's the antimatter? Does it antimatter?

– Wes Nisker