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Homework Help: Help on my lab please

  1. Feb 8, 2004 #1
    Help on my lab please....

    I need help in designing a lab on the three types of radiation. We need to design a lab that can detect Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation. It has to be reasonable and efficient. Any ideas or suggestions?
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  3. Feb 9, 2004 #2


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    You'll want a cloud chamber then. Essentially a container of air supersaturated with alcohol vapour, in which particles passing through leave a trial. Gamma should be hard to detect, though...

    Google for the details.
  4. Feb 9, 2004 #3


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    Depending on the application, I would be inclined to go with Photographic plates/film and various types of shielding.
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