Cosmic Ray Produced Radioactivity on the Earth

  • D. Lal
  • B. Peters
Part of the Handbuch der Physik / Encyclopedia of Physics book series (HDBPHYS, volume 9 / 46 / 2)

Abstract

Matter which is exposed to cosmic radiation undergoes characteristic changes in its chemical and isotopic composition. Such irradiated material can be found in many places on earth and belongs to either of two categories:

terrestrial matter bombarded by cosmic ray particles incident on the earth, and extraterrestrial matter bombarded in outer space and subsequently accreted by the earth.

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