Lab Exercise - Liquid Scintillation Counting

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Lab Exercise - Liquid Scintillation Counting

 

Learning Goals

To understand how gamma radiation is absorbed and attenuated by matter

 

Introduction

In this exercise, you use RoboLab to measure the radiation of a γ source with a NaI detector. Absorbers of different materials and varying thickness are placed between the source and the detector to demonstrate how the gamma ray intensity is attenuated by the shielding.

 

Student Guides

Theory about Liquid Scintillation Counting (to be written)

Procedure for the Laboratory Exercise (step-by-step guide)

Analysing the Data (to be written)

Short explanation of how radiation interact with matter

General theory on absorption of radiation (from NucWik NRC textbook)

 

Teacher Guides

About learning benefits from this exercise (to be written)

How to prepare for using this exercise (to be written)

Notes on methods for analysing the data (to be written)

 

Developed By

Jon Petter Omtvedt & Tor Bjørnstad, Nuclear Chemistry Group

Department of Chemistry, University of Oslo, Norway

 

Feedback and Ideas from Users and Supervisors

 

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Developed By

Tor Bjørnstad

Section of Radiochemistry

Institute of Chemistry

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural sciences

University of Oslo

Learning Goals

Understand the theory behind Liquid Scintillation detection.

Understand how the detection equipment in Liquid Scintillation works.

Explanation and Exercise Guide

 

Theory

Introduction to liquid scintillation counting

LSC Principles

Interfering Processes

Alpha\Beta-Discrimination

Experimental Procedure

Practical Exercise for Liquid Scintillation

Questions for the Students

 

 

Safety Aspects

Here the safety aspects of the exercises should be written. Because of the different rules in different countries this will probably never be correct for every user. It should at least contain HMDS for the chemical compounds used or relevant links to used equipment.

Equipment

Description of the equipment needed and used during the exercises.

Preparation for the lab Supervisor

The preparation that the lab Supervisor needs to do to ready the lab.

Feedback from Users and Supervisors

Leave feedback in the comments.

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Tor Bjørnstad

Section of Radiochemistry

Institute of Chemistry

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural sciences

University of Oslo

Learning Goals

Understand the theory behind Liquid Scintillation detection.

Understand how the detection equipment in Liquid Scintillation works.

Explanation and Exercise Guide

 

Theory

Introduction to liquid scintillation counting

LSC Principles

Interfering Processes

Alpha\Beta-Discrimination

Experimental Procedure

Practical Exercise for Liquid Scintillation

Questions for the Students

 

 

Safety Aspects

Here the safety aspects of the exercises should be written. Because of the different rules in different countries this will probably never be correct for every user. It should at least contain HMDS for the chemical compounds used or relevant links to used equipment.

Equipment

Description of the equipment needed and used during the exercises.

Preparation for the lab Supervisor

The preparation that the lab Supervisor needs to do to ready the lab.

Feedback from Users and Supervisors

Leave feedback in the comments.

Pages Linked to this site

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