What's New at Gammaspectacular

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What's New at Gammaspectacular

Post by Sesselmann » 07 Dec 2023, 19:25

Forum has been a bit quiet lately so I'm posting some news just to wake it up a bit. I have been quite busy making stuff and working on the Impulse code. I am trying to make it compatible with the new GS-MAX range of high speed spectrometers. These hardware MCA's with serial port work very differently, as they send a whole spectrum to the PC not just the pulses. Trying to make Impulse recognise what kind of device is connected and switch automatically, so the user can just plug and play, almost there. 👍

Compact High-Speed MCA with 14 pin socket
Imagine an 8192-channel MCA that doesn't just meet but exceeds your expectations. Our latest MAX Series spectrometers can count up to 100,000 cps. They're compact, powerful, and ready to elevate your experiments.
https://www.gammaspectacular.com/blue/g ... tom-nano-8

Fifth Generation Gammaspectacular
I'm proud to present the most affordable Pro spectrometer – the Fifth Generation Gammaspectacular. It's not only budget-friendly but also ideal for students and amateur scientists. Dive into the world of gamma spectrometry without breaking the bank!
https://www.gammaspectacular.com/blue/g ... /gs-pro-v5

He-3 Neutron Detector with Bluetooth Connectivity
Introducing the GS-NEUTRON-III with a built-in high voltage supply and seamless smartphone communication by Bluetooth. It's the perfect fusion of cutting-edge technology and user-friendly design, providing unparalleled confidence in your neutron counts.
https://www.gammaspectacular.com/blue/g ... -neutron-3

Tiny Keyring Dosimeter with Bluetooth
We've shrunk down the dosimeter to keyring size without compromising on features. With Bluetooth connectivity and a free smartphone app, monitoring your exposure has never been easier. Carry it with you wherever you go, and stay informed about your radiation exposure in real-time.
https://www.gammaspectacular.com/blue/g ... atom-swift

IMPULSE Open Source Python Software
As I test gamma spectrometers every day I needed a program that was fast and accurate with easy to adjust settings, so I wrote my own 👍
https://www.gammaspectacular.com/blue/s ... ds/impulse

These are just some of the cool products we have added this year. To explore the full range or download brochures, head over to our website
https://www.gammaspectacular.com

I would love to hear what you think about the new products and talk about how they can be used for your experiments and projects.

Thank you for supporting my work, it means a lot to me. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on our latest products.

Best regards,

Steven Sesselmann

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Re: What's New at Gammaspectacular

Post by Chase » 09 Dec 2023, 02:44

Ok, count me impressed. You managed to make a CsI detector small enough to fit on a keyring? Being CsI, I bet the energy response and overall accuracy is probably not half bad. I'll keep an eye on that one and knowing myself probably end up getting one eventually. I'd love to see how they compare in accuracy over a broad range of exposure rates to small personal dosimeters used in the medical industry that I see come through our calibration lab frequently. The ones I see are probably 20 times larger, use a Si diode detector that is just barely capable of scraping by regulatory standards here, is incapable of measuring anything below 1 mR/hr even remotely accurately, and costs substantially more.

I guess there is something to be said for intent of application though, the dosimeters I calibrate are almost exclusively used to monitor in room dose during Y-90 microsphere injections where anticipated exposure rate is definitely over the specified 10 mR/hr max. Nonetheless, I think I'd trust one of these more than the stupid little OSLD personal dosimeter badges that always give me a null dose report at the end of the quarter despite me being certain I got some dose...

Keep up the good work! These are some cool developments!

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Re: What's New at Gammaspectacular

Post by Sesselmann » 09 Dec 2023, 08:20

You are right, the keyring detector is super responsive and really cool, I carry it everywhere, but truth be told, I can't take credit for this design, it was designed and made by my friend Max Koshelev, Max is an EE and now lives in Sydney so we have been working together on some cool projects.

If the keyring dosimeter was intended for use as a dosimeter in a particular environment it could easily be calibrated to a specific isotope. Max and I attended the ARPS conference in Brisbane recently and we had a lot of interest from companies that want active dosimeters. Wouldn't you rather have a dosimeter that alarms and warns you of exposure, than finding out 3 months later that you have been over exposed.

I carry it in my pocket, and when I drive past the dental hospital on the way to work I occasionally hear the alarm go off when they take an x-ray.

When I get motivated I will stop procrastinating and record a video,

Steven

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