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☢ Radioactive Cobalt 60 ☢

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Detector Used:
http://www.spectrumtechniques.com/ucs30.htm

Sources Used:
http://www.spectrumtechniques.com/disc&laminated_sources.htm

Primary Gamma Energies:

1173.24 keV (99.9736%)
1332.5 keV (99.9856%)

Beta Energies (Max/avg):

317.9 keV / 95.8 keV (99.99925%)
1491.1 keV / 625.9 keV (0.00057%)
664.8 keV / 274.9 keV (0.00011%)

Cobalt 60 decays to Nickle 60 via Beta minus decay

Links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt-60
http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/cobalt.html

[Energy Data]
http://ie.lbl.gov/toi/nuclide.asp?iZA=270060