Greetings, I'm new here and have a question which I hope can be answered.
During the steel-making process large amounts of air are used. Since atmospheric testing of nuclear devices after 1945 has released radiation into the environment, steel manufactured in the post war era reflect that radiation increase. My question is, can this extra radiation be detected with instrumentation that is cheap and readily available? As an example, could I take two identical forgings, one manufactured in 1933, and the other in 1963, and determine which was which without spending a small fortune?
Thanks for your time.
PS- I would like to add that I'm not all that knowledgeable in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, etc. I'm just a humble guy looking for some answers.