One of the most widely used radioactive isotopes for the study of metabolic reactions in ·plants is phosphorus-32, which has a convenient half life of 14.3 days and a maximum beta energy of 1. 7 Mev. This radioisotope can easily be measured by ordinary electronic methods, e.g., a geiger tube and a proportional scaling unit.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Weber, John R.
"A Simple Method for Counting Solutions Containing Radioactive Phosphorus,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 62:
, Article 24.
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