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Lead castle

A lead castle, also called a lead cave or a lead housing, is a structure composed of lead to provide shielding against gamma radiation in…

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OST 40x40mm NaI(Tl)

I’ve finally tested my brand new 40x40mm NaI(Tl) crystal from OST making with it a new probe for my lab. This time I’ve tested epoxy…

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Trinitite HPGe spectrum

Some months ago I’ve bought a trinitite sand from United Nuclear. They’re website description say: Early in the morning on July 16th, 1945, the first…

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DIY scintillation probe: alluminium enclosures

How to make a scintillation probe with aluminium enclosure? Is not that hard if you have a lathe, a mill and a drill. I start…

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DIY scintillation probe: the easy way

This guide is under continuative update. updated 9 June 2019 updated 12 June 2019 updated 21 June 2019 Intro Many backers of my USB PMT…

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CsI undoped

I’ve bought this 10x10x30mm CsI undoped crystal scintillator from Moscow. It’s looking great! Let we see what Saint Gobain tells about this type of crystal…

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The Bequerel experiment

I always desired to reproduce some experiments of first pioneers of radioactivity. Bequerel exposing some photographic plates to the radioactivity of some uranium rocks obtained…

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LYSO + ZnS(Ag) new order

Today I’ve made a new order from The Rad Lab. This time I’ve found on it’s ebay store a stock of 20 LYSO crystals to…

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ZP1210

I’ve found this two interesting modules at Marzaglia ham radio flea market (11 May 2019) and bought for 5€. Each module have soldered two geiger…

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Anthracene

For Beta counting and Beta spectroscopy parpuses, Antracene (C14H10) an organic scintillator material is widely used. It’s light output yeld is the highest of the…

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