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Dynamics of radionuclides


The chemistry of radioactive isotopes in soil does not differ from that of their stable isotopes. There are however three important differences: radioisotopes are often present in trace amounts; isotopes may change chemical and physical form when they decay; and adverse effects on biological organisms may occur without physical contact or absorption due to ionizing radiation. Case studies are given for the most environmentally relevant isotopes.


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hal-04185853 , version 1 (23-08-2023)



Siobhán Staunton. Dynamics of radionuclides. Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, 2, Elsevier, pp.256-262, 2023, 978-0-323-95133-3. ⟨10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00195-6⟩. ⟨hal-04185853⟩
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