cobalt-60

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co·balt-60

(kō′bôlt-sĭk′stē)
n.
A radioactive isotope of cobalt with mass number 60 and exceptionally intense gamma-ray activity, used in radiotherapy, metallurgy, and materials testing.
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This could help balance the cost increases we are seeing, particularly with cobalt-60 isotope, especially with the US dollar exchange rate we have today.
active period resulting in some important patents, including one on the use of the radioactive cobalt-60 isotope in the treatment of cancer, and of other isotopes in medical diagnosis and fundamental research.