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by Peter-1
27 Mar 2020, 03:56
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trinitite @ 1945
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Trinitite @ 1945

hello, I make an attempt to calculate the activity of Trinitite at the time it was created in 1945. As a starting point i measured a sample of trinitite with 4 grams. My geiger counter showed 0.13 µSv/h as the background and an activity of 0.3 µSv/h at a distance of 3cm with trinitite. 0.3 µSv/h - 0...
by Peter-1
18 Mar 2020, 03:26
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: Radon decay products
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Radon decay products

A little experiment on the subject. I put a thin wire 3 meters long for 5 hours on a high voltage of 10 kV. Negative pole on the wire, positive pole grounded. After this time the high voltage is switched off and the wire is wiped off with a filter paper soaked in acetone. Immediately place the filte...
by Peter-1
20 Jan 2020, 01:00
Forum: Introductions >> Start Here !
Topic: Greetings from Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Greetings from Germany

Hello,
greetings from Erlangen to Erlangen :-)

Peter
by Peter-1
13 Dec 2019, 00:57
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: Boltwoodit
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Boltwoodit

Hello,
I got a small piece of mineral from namibia. It is Boltwoodit which is slightly radioactive. The fine yellow needles are easily recognizable. The spectrum shows very nicely the products of the decay series of uranium.
Peter
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by Peter-1
10 Dec 2019, 00:36
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: Apatite
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: Apatite

Hello, I have now measured my sample with apatite from brazil and can see very well the decay products. Bi212, Ac228 and Tl208 shows thorium. The background shows 16 cps and with the apatite it is 170 cps. The whole stone weighs 160 grams and has a nice blue color. Peter Apatit-Bras.jpg Apatit-Spek....
by Peter-1
03 Dec 2019, 20:52
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: A Day in Fukushima - Gamma Spectroscopy
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: A Day in Fukushima - Gamma Spectroscopy

hello,
a very interesting report. Thank you for showing us the photos as well.

greetings
Peter
by Peter-1
27 Nov 2019, 02:54
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mini Xray xrf
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: Mini Xray xrf

Here are some pictures of my equipment. Its an old normal NaI scintillator.
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by Peter-1
27 Nov 2019, 01:53
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mini Xray xrf
Replies: 13
Views: 979

Re: Mini Xray xrf

Hello Taray,
I am using some Am241 from a smoke detector for the XRF.
This goes from 15 keV to over 45 keV quite well.
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Peter
by Peter-1
09 Nov 2019, 01:15
Forum: Spectrum
Topic: Flossenbürger Granit
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Flossenbürger Granit

Hello, a few days ago, I received a sample of granite. This granite from the east of Germany is known for its increased radioactivity. It can be seen in the spectrum very well the decay products. From the count rate and the size of the stone I have calculated a value of about 500 Bq / kg. BKG cps 16...
by Peter-1
25 Oct 2019, 02:07
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Visual effect of long term radiation exposure on the acrylic glass of a watch
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Visual effect of long term radiation exposure on the acrylic glass of a watch

I can show two examples of my old glass tubes. An X-ray tube for thorax imaging and a large tube for use in computed tomography.
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for power CT
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Peter