Associations to the word «Isotope»


ISOTOPE, noun. (physics) Any of two or more forms of an element where the atoms have the same number of protons, but a different number of neutrons within their nuclei. As a consequence, atoms for the same isotope will have the same atomic number but a different mass number (atomic weight).
ISOTOPE, verb. (topology) (transitive) To define or demonstrate an isotopy of (one map with another).
ISOTOPE DILUTION, noun. (chemistry) Any technique that involves the addition to a sample of an isotopically labelled compound.
ISOTOPE DILUTIONS, noun. Plural of isotope dilution
ISOTOPE EFFECT, noun. (chemistry) (physics) The effect that differing masses of different isotopes of the same element have on the physical and chemical properties of that element
ISOTOPE EXCHANGE, noun. (chemistry) A reaction in which one or more atoms in a molecule are exchanged for ones of a different isotope of the same element
ISOTOPE SHIFT, noun. (physics) a small difference in the transition energies of isotopes that corresponds to a given spectral line transition
ISOTOPE SIGNATURE, noun. An isotopic signature

Dictionary definition

ISOTOPE, noun. One of two or more atoms with the same atomic number but with different numbers of neutrons.

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