ABOUT THIS LESSON: Material Science, Radioactivity

Lesson 32 of 33. This lesson will introduce the concept of radioactivity and radioactive materials. Included within this lesson is carbon-14 dating, uranium fission, radioactive materials in medicine and the presence of radon in the soil.

Knowledge Check:
What is an isotope?
What is meant by the half-life of a radioactive material?
Describe how F-18 is used in medical imaging.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Theodore Miner has a B.S. degree in Physics and a degree in Electronics. He has worked for many years in the area of Industrial Control systems. His work involves evaluating materials and components used in electronic systems and performing failure analysis on control systems. His hobbies include tinkering with microcontroller home projects and ham radio.