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Safety routine procedures for chem desks
« on: December 27, 2005, 06:48:12 AM »
Talking about radioisotope techniques in biochemistry, my professor talked about a procedure for detecting the presence of weak beta-emitting isotopes on the desks in labs.
I can't remember in what it consists. I think he said something about spraying a fluor or a scintillation cocktail (mmh, I don't think so).
However, he refered to it as standard procedure, so I guess someone knows the answer.

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Re:Safety routine procedures for chem desks
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2006, 04:49:45 PM »
weak beta-radiation is detected with a scintillation cocktail indeed, with a high yield, because the beta-particles are direct in contact with the scintallator.

Unfortunately, correcting for quenching may be needed.

So just mix some of the radioactive source in scintillation fluid and put it in a LSC
« Last Edit: January 07, 2006, 04:58:36 PM by sdekivit »

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