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Offline MrNrge

Beta Spectroscopy
« on: Sep 12, 2013, 12:13 »

Is there a product that will analize a beta spectrum that is not liquid scintillation?
Bench top portable would be nice also
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Re: Beta Spectroscopy
« Reply #1 on: Sep 13, 2013, 10:53 »
That's a beta detector, not a spectrum analyzer.  There is a reason you have heard of Gamma Spec, and Alpha Spec, and not Beta Spec.  Beta decay is variable, with a maximum and an average energy.  Where Gamma's decay at the same energy every time.  So, you can't Identify the nuclide that decayed by beta.

You can hook up a beta detector to an instrument that tells you what energy it is detected at, but it would be mostly useless.

A tray of shields to determine end point energy and the half life is the Fred Flintstone methodology the analyzer was an ELT 1.0.

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Re: Beta Spectroscopy
« Reply #2 on: Sep 13, 2013, 11:38 »
A tray of shields to determine end point energy  and the half life is the Fred Flintstone methodology the analyzer was an ELT 1.0.

Sometimes known as a Calibrated Absorber Set.
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Re: Beta Spectroscopy
« Reply #3 on: Sep 16, 2013, 12:37 »
Google search came up with this

http://www.phywe.com/461/pid/30666/title/Beta-spectroscopy.htm

Don't know a thing about it or if it works but it fits a benchtop

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Offline MrNrge

Re: Beta Spectroscopy
« Reply #4 on: Apr 08, 2015, 09:54 »
yes, I believe that we called it the feather analysis when I was in  the Navy.
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Offline roosterfitz

Re: Beta Spectroscopy
« Reply #5 on: Apr 11, 2015, 05:28 »
An extrapolation chamber would probably be the most appropriate instrument for this application. Good luck.

 


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