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What is Polonium used for?

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November 01, 2016 2:14AM

It can be alloyed with beryllium to provide a source of neutrons. It can eliminate static charges in textile mills. It is used on brushes to clean film, and can provide thermoelectric power in space satellites. Of course, it can also be used as a poison, as it is over 250,000 times as toxic as cyanide, and is very hard to find in a body.

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June 07, 2015 9:03AM

Polonium applications: - Source of neutrons: as Po-BeO - Radioisotope thermoelectric energy source - Alpha particles source - Brushes with Po to eliminate static charges from different surfaces - Material in radiochemistry studies