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Simple instructions on how to make a usb counter module for displaying the radioactive count from a GM tube onto a convenient projector screen.
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This explains how to estimate the radioactivity of instruments which have dials painted with radium paint. Such dials are now getting very old and the paint will be deteriorating and possibly flaking .. more
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Detailed advice on features to look for when considering the purchase of equipment for radioactive practical work in schools.
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Several schools have told us that when detecting alpha emissions with a GM tube, their americium‐241 source appeared to have become less radioactive than when it was new1. The source worked as exp.. more
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This edition includes notes on an upcoming total eclipse, sodium and potassium shooting out of the water trough during demonstrations, and problems with Bunsen tubing.
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This edition includes notes on suggested  problems with MDF, laser pointers, storage problems with silicon tetrachloride, issues with fume cupboard testing, a novel method for drying gases, and proble.. more
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Guidance and information on a range of physics topics including forces and dynamics, electrical circuits, heating, ionizing radiation, kinetic theory models, magnetism, oscilloscopes, ray boxes and ri.. more
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Describes in detail the routine tests of radioactive sources and the equipment needed to carry them out. Includes equipment, available to schools, but which is unsuitable for such tests.
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Participation in the CLEAPSS/ University of Liverpool investigation of school americium sources
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This edition includes notes on the Special Waste regulations (1996). a defacto ban on α-toluidine, the wonders of octagonal-shaped benches in the lab, using Fehling's solution, and using Sordaria for .. more
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