Radioactivity Radionuclides Radiation

Including the Universal Nuclide Chart on CD-ROM

  • Joseph Magill
  • Jean Galy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Radioactivity

  3. Radionuclides

  4. Radiation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-259

About this book


RADIOACTIVITY – RADIONUCLIDES – RADIATION is suitable for a general audience interested in topical environmental and human health radiological issues such as radiation exposure in aircraft, food sterilisation, nuclear medicine, radon gas, radiation dispersion devices ("dirty bombs")… It leads the interested reader through the three Rs of nuclear science, to the forefront of research and developments in the field. The book is also suitable for students and professionals in the related disciplines of nuclear and radiochemistry, health physics, environmental sciences, nuclear and astrophysics. Recent developments in the areas of exotic decay modes (bound beta decay of ‘bare’ or fully ionized nuclei), laser transmutation, nuclear forensics, radiation hormesis and the LNT hypothesis are covered.

Atomic mass data for over 3000 nuclides from the most recent (2003) evaluation are included.


Nuclide Charts Radiation Radioactivity Radionuclides biological effects radiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Magill
    • 1
  • Jean Galy
    • 1
  1. 1.European Commission, Joint Research CentreInstitute for Transuranium ElementsKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg and European Communities 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21116-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26881-9
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