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Demos: 1A-10 Geiger Counter

A Geiger Counter is a device used to measure nuclear radiation. The mechanism has a tube that contains an inert gas. When radioactive emission is present, it will interact with the gas causing it to become conductive and emit a current. The device detects the current which triggers a counter and produces an audible click. This Geiger Counter will detect beta and gamma radiation. It may detect alpha radiation as well as x-rays. We have alpha, beta and gamma sources that you can use with the counter.

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