Neptunium, Radioactive

Major Uses

To produce plutonium-238 for use as a heat source for thermoelectric devices, neptunium has been recovered from irradiated uranium to form target elements for further irradiation in reactors /Neptunium-237/
There are no major commercial uses of neptunium, although neptunium-237 is used as a component in neutron detection instruments. Neptunium-237 can also be used to make plutonium-238 (by absorption of a neutron). Neptunium is considered useable in nuclear weapons, although no country is known to have used it to make a nuclear explosive device. /Neptunium-237/
Neptunium-238 has displaced neptunium-239 as a tracer for chemical studies.
Neptunium-237 is used in neutron detection instruments.
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