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Metastable Isotopes 

Metastable Isotopes

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Nomenclature
Author(s):

Margaret A. Winker

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Metastable Isotopes

The abbreviation m, as in krypton Kr 81m or technetium Tc 99m, stands for metastable. The abbreviation should never be deleted, since the term without the m designates a different radionuclide isomer.

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