Shielding Build

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programmer1200
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Shielding Build

Post by programmer1200 » 13 Mar 2022, 05:47

The main build was PVC and I 3d printed a sample holder. I know this is much more copper than necessary but I thought I would experiment and see what would happen if filled the copper piping with the lead, it will probably create no difference at all but I thought it would be fun to try. Lead shot has been hard to find and cost a ton here but finally found some, still on the hunt for some pewter. Planning on sealing the lead shot in with epoxy just so it doesn't get out.

Zachary Marlow
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Re: Shielding Build

Post by Sesselmann » 13 Mar 2022, 10:12

programmer1200 (please sign posts with your real name,

PVC is an easy and cheap material to work with. Your design resembles the way I used to make my PVC shields, although I am a bit confused about where you intend placing the detector. I recently changed my design to a straight cylinder, with a 3D printed plug on top. This made construction quite a bit simpler.

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Re: Shielding Build

Post by programmer1200 » 14 Mar 2022, 01:41

The photo order was a little confusing the first photo shows the interior of the bottom where the lead and other blocking material is being placed this is sealed in using a rubber plug . The detector will be lowered down the tube and once gets here I'll design and 3d print a fitting to hold the detector at a specific distance from the sample.

Zachary Marlow
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