Definitions for "Curie"
A curie is a measure of radioactive material. It measures the number of atoms that decay each second. One curie is 37 billion atoms undergoing decay each second. Hanford released approximately 725,000 curies of iodine-131 between 1944 to 1957. In contrast, the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania was estimated to have released between 15 to 24 curies of radioactive iodine-131. A "nanocurie" is one billionth of a curie. A "picocurie" is one trillionth of a curie.
Unit of radioactivity equal to the radioactivity of 1 gram of radium -226. It is equal to 37 billion disintegrations per second. decay correction: The amount by which the calculated radioactivity (for example, of a release of radioisotopes) must be reduced after a period of time, to allow for its radioactive decay during that time.
A unit of radioactivity that represents the amount of radioactivity associated with one gram of radium. To say that a sample of radioactive material exhibits one curie of radioactivity means that the element is emitting radiation at the rate of 3.7 million times a second. Named after Marie Curie, an early nuclear scientist.
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