Strontium-90

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Strontium-90, 90Sr
General
Symbol90Sr
Namesstrontium-90, Sr-90
Protons38
Neutrons62
Nuclide data
Parent isotopes[[strontium|Sr]]Template:Infobox isotope/Decay
Decay productsmass number of decay productchemical symbol
mass number of decay productchemical symbol
Decay modes
Decay modeDecay energy (MeV)
Isotopes of strontium
Complete table of nuclides

Strontium-90 is a radioactive isotope of strontium. It has a half life of roughly 29 years. Strontium-90 and strontium-89 have medical applications. They are used for radiation therapy, in the treatment of certain bone cancers. Because its application generates a lot of heat it is sometimes used instead of Plutonium in nuclear power plants.