Radioactive Starter Kit

Radioactive Starter Kit
B8R07118

Product code: B8R07118

GBP1015
GBP1218 inc VAT
In stock

This Radioactive Starter Kit contains a multitude of items which a Science Department can use in order to conduct Radioactivity demonstrations in the classroom, and enables a comprehensive range of experimental investigations into the characteristics and properties of radioactive emission to be carried out.

  • Please note: Radioactive Sources are not included, but are available to purchase separately (B849589, B8A49578, or B8A49591)

The kit includes the following:

  • Geiger-Muller Tube (B8H27155)
  • Geiger-Muller Tube Holder (B8A49724)
  • S-Range Scaler-Timer (B8H28925)
  • Radioactive Source Handling Tool (B8A49608)
  • Experimental Radioactivity Kit (B8H27143)
  • Radioactive Material Hazard Warning Tape (B8R06079)

The Experimental Radioactivity Kit includes the following:

  • Radioactivity bench
  • Aluminium Absorbers
  • Lead Absorbers
  • Set of Solid Blocks (made of Polystyrene, Wood, Aluminium Lead)
  • Source Holders x 2, with Bulldog Clips for holding a cup source
  • Carriages for Source Holders ahd Absorber Plates
  • Collimator
  • Full teacher notes

The included Experimental Radioactivity Kit will enable students to investigate the following:

  1. To classify radioactive and non-radioactive solids.
  2. To investigate the randomness of the radiation emitted by a Radium226 source.
  3. To compare the activity of emitters.
  4. To reduce the intensity of radiation emitted by a source.
  5. To separate the radiation emitted by a Radium226 source.
  6. To investigate the rate of decay of a radioactive source and to determine the half-life of that decay process.
  7. To determine the range of alpha particles in the air.
  8. To investigate the absorption of beta particles in a metal.
  9. To investigate the attenuation of gamma rays in lead.
  10. To investigate the relationship between the intensity of gamma rays at a point and the distance of that point from the source.
  11. To monitor the distribution in space of the emission from a radiation source.
  12. To investigate the deflection of a stream of beta particles in a magnetic field.
  13. To investigate the back scattering of beta radiation by solids.
  14. To gauge the thickness of aluminium foil by the transmission of beta particles.
  15. To gauge the level of a liquid or powder by the transmission of beta particles.
  • Atomic Physics & Radiation
  • Radioactivity

Further Information

Brand
Philip Harris
Curriculum Link
Atomic Physics & Radioactivity
GM Tube Dimensions
76mm x 26mm diameter
GM Tube Life Expectancy at approx. 25°C
5 x 1010 counts
GM Tube Operating Temperature
-40 to +75°C
GM Tube Radiation Detected
Alpha, Beta, Gamma Radiation
GM Tube Recommended Supply Voltage
450V
GM Tube Sensitivity (for 1mR/L Radium)
1650 counts min-1
GM Tube Window Thickness
2.5 - 3.0 mg cm-2
Key Stage Suitability
Key Stage 4+
Product Type
Radioactive Starter Kit
Scaler-Timer Dimensions
(W)380mm x (D)140mm x (H)165mm
Scaler-Timer Display
Six-digit 24mm bright L.E.D.
Scaler-Timer Radioactivity Input
GM tube via BNC socket with integral 300-500V supply
Scaler-Timer Timing Oscillator
1000Hz (1ms period) ±0.5%, typically ±0.2%

Documents

GBP1015
GBP1218 inc VAT
In stock

This Radioactive Starter Kit contains a multitude of items which a Science Department can use in order to conduct Radioactivity demonstrations in the classroom, and enables a comprehensive range of experimental investigations into the characteristics and properties of radioactive emission to be carried out.

  • Please note: Radioactive Sources are not included, but are available to purchase separately (B849589, B8A49578, or B8A49591)

The kit includes the following:

  • Geiger-Muller Tube (B8H27155)
  • Geiger-Muller Tube Holder (B8A49724)
  • S-Range Scaler-Timer (B8H28925)
  • Radioactive Source Handling Tool (B8A49608)
  • Experimental Radioactivity Kit (B8H27143)
  • Radioactive Material Hazard Warning Tape (B8R06079)

The Experimental Radioactivity Kit includes the following:

  • Radioactivity bench
  • Aluminium Absorbers
  • Lead Absorbers
  • Set of Solid Blocks (made of Polystyrene, Wood, Aluminium Lead)
  • Source Holders x 2, with Bulldog Clips for holding a cup source
  • Carriages for Source Holders ahd Absorber Plates
  • Collimator
  • Full teacher notes

The included Experimental Radioactivity Kit will enable students to investigate the following:

  1. To classify radioactive and non-radioactive solids.
  2. To investigate the randomness of the radiation emitted by a Radium226 source.
  3. To compare the activity of emitters.
  4. To reduce the intensity of radiation emitted by a source.
  5. To separate the radiation emitted by a Radium226 source.
  6. To investigate the rate of decay of a radioactive source and to determine the half-life of that decay process.
  7. To determine the range of alpha particles in the air.
  8. To investigate the absorption of beta particles in a metal.
  9. To investigate the attenuation of gamma rays in lead.
  10. To investigate the relationship between the intensity of gamma rays at a point and the distance of that point from the source.
  11. To monitor the distribution in space of the emission from a radiation source.
  12. To investigate the deflection of a stream of beta particles in a magnetic field.
  13. To investigate the back scattering of beta radiation by solids.
  14. To gauge the thickness of aluminium foil by the transmission of beta particles.
  15. To gauge the level of a liquid or powder by the transmission of beta particles.
  • Atomic Physics & Radiation
  • Radioactivity

Further Information

Brand
Philip Harris
Curriculum Link
Atomic Physics & Radioactivity
GM Tube Dimensions
76mm x 26mm diameter
GM Tube Life Expectancy at approx. 25°C
5 x 1010 counts
GM Tube Operating Temperature
-40 to +75°C
GM Tube Radiation Detected
Alpha, Beta, Gamma Radiation
GM Tube Recommended Supply Voltage
450V
GM Tube Sensitivity (for 1mR/L Radium)
1650 counts min-1
GM Tube Window Thickness
2.5 - 3.0 mg cm-2
Key Stage Suitability
Key Stage 4+
Product Type
Radioactive Starter Kit
Scaler-Timer Dimensions
(W)380mm x (D)140mm x (H)165mm
Scaler-Timer Display
Six-digit 24mm bright L.E.D.
Scaler-Timer Radioactivity Input
GM tube via BNC socket with integral 300-500V supply
Scaler-Timer Timing Oscillator
1000Hz (1ms period) ±0.5%, typically ±0.2%

Documents

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