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Your original statement that has lead to many responses which have
tried in very basic language to describe an extremely complex
subject of atomic decay that most of us myself included are truly not
qualified to argue in depth.
However your statements below that gamma radiation is neutron
radiation and that nickel-60 is radioactive which started this
thread is still totally incorrect and all your replies to the
contrary will not change that.
> Cobalt 60 becomes Nickel 60 and as by-product of the decay, Beta
> type radiation is produced. Nickel 60 is high energy isotope in his
> own right and it does emit Gamma (neutron) type radiation as a by-
> product of it's decay.
I am glad you are doing some reading and finding out about things
like bremsstrahlung (to brake) radiation. But again the gamma
radiation that causes secondary radiation via bremsstrahlung
generates x-rays if the energy of the collision is high enough. It
does not split an atom and eject a free neutron nor does the nucleus
of cobalt-60 have any extra neutrons than will spontaneously emit.
And nickel-60 is still stable.
This horse is so dead it is decayed
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James Binnion Metal Arts