Occurrence of Scandium-46 and Cesium-134 in Radioactive Fallout

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Science  01 Jan 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3392, pp. 40-42
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3392.40-a


Two hitherto unreported induced radionuclides, scandium-46 and cesium-134, have been detected in fallout material. Identification was made by chemical separation and gamma scintillation spectrometry. While the origin of these materials is not known, possible routes of formation from stable elements are suggested.