Radiation Lab 1

Radiation Lab 1 - Absorption of Nuclear Radiation Lab...

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Absorption of Nuclear Radiation Lab Partners Name: TA Name: SLN: Abstract: Using various radiation devices, different type of radiation were tested for their attenuation through polyethylene. Objective:
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To understand the use of some instrumentation of nuclear physics; to examine and understand the concept of attenuation and it’s characteristics of various materials in regard to the passage of alpha, beta and gamma rays through polyethylene. Procedure: This experiment consisted of a Geiger-Mueller counter, different radiation sources, and different materials to attenuate the beam. The first step is to find the operating voltage. The count interval knob was set to manual and the beta radiation source was placed in the tray holder close to the window. The computer unit was then turned on and the reset button was hit. Then the count button was pressed. The voltage was then slowly increased to between 200-300 (DO NOT EXCEED 500) volts until the counter started to continually increase. The voltage was then
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