Nuclear Radiation & Detection

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Nuclear Radiation & Detection

Post by KirtB » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:12 pm

Nuclear Radiation & Detection, December 1972 Popular Electronics

Parts 1 and 2 of this series covered the theory of nuclear physics and laboratory investigation devices. This final installation talks about commercially available test instruments for detecting and measuring nuclear radiation levels. My introduction to Geiger counters was in the old The Adventures of Superman television show (the originals with George Reeves) where they were used by villains to verify that their stash of Kryptonite would be sufficient to disable our superhero. I could not find anywhere whether Kryptonite's emission type is alpha particles (helium nucleus; i.e., 2 protons and 2 neutrons), beta particles ... http://www.rfcafe.com/references/popular-electronics/nuclear-radiation-detection-popular-electronics-december-1972.htm
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