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Like ZEEP, its fuel was to be natural uranium, and its moderator, heavy water. Once a nuclear chain reaction was started, it would provide a constant source of neutrons that would offer a far more efficient way to manufacture isotopes than any method previously available. The scientists at Chalk River were increasingly aware of the potential applications of radioisotopes and knew 41 An Ontario provincial historical plaque commemorating the Zero Energy Experimental Pile (ZEEP). i s o t o p e s Control room of the NRX reactor.
Different isotopes of an element display identical chemical behaviour because they have the same number of protons in their nuclei. The same element can have many different isotopes, both radioactive (a radioisotope) and non-radioactive. The first manufactured radioisotope was produced by Irene and Frederic Joliot-Curie. These two scientists - the daughter and son-in-law of Pierre Curie and Maria Sklodowska-Curie — had continued Sklodowska-Curie's work on radiation at the Radium Institute in Paris after her death in 1934.
Eldorado did not make any money on them, but they were the type of thing that its radium customers required. Clients also needed advice, which was why it was important to have salespeople who knew their products thoroughly. And that in turn meant hiring people who, like Errington, had a background in science, particularly physics. Errington later explained his strategy to Eldorado's board: Realizing that we were entering a field of selling, principally, in a foreign market against competition with many years of experience and well-established in the business, we stopped and scratched our heads.