Make something radioactive

How would i go about making something radioactive?

could I just blast it with beta radiation?
 

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How would i go about making something radioactive?
Materials and objects are normally made radioctive by contaminating the surface with a radioactive material.
But if you mean induced radioactivity - that is converting a non-radioactive element to a radioctive form - it depends on the element. The normal method is to add neutrons but not all elements have a reachable radioactive isotope.

could I just blast it with beta radiation?
Can't think of any isotopes of the top of my head.
 

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