THE WONDERFUL ISOTOPE--: A New Tool for the Atomic Age

THE WONDERFUL ISOTOPE

WHEN U.S. businessmen contemplate the peacetime uses of atomic energy, the talk revolves around huge nuclear-power plants to generate electricity. But while the nation's first large-scale nuclear-power plant has yet to be built, another form of atomic energy—the radioactive isotope—is already quietly at work in 250 of the biggest U.S. companies and 1,400 smaller firms, helping businessmen search out raw materials, create new products and make old ones faster, better and cheaper than ever before. Although isotopes are still in their commercial infancy, the Atomic Energy Commission estimates that...

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