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The products shown on these pages are representative sources used for common applications.
If you cannot find the product with your specifications, please contact us using the corresponding
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Cs-137/Ba-137m isotope generator

Applications

The Cs-137/Ba-137m Isotope generator has been specifically designed for use in experiments in schools, universities and trainings centers to demonstrate the properties of radioactivity including half life.

Technical description

The Isotope generator (Drawing: VZ-1390-001) can be eluted up to 1,000 times to produce small /aliquots of a short lived radioactive solution. A flask containing 250ml of the necessary eluting solution is supplied with each generator, and the eluting solution is also available separately. The generator contains 33kBq or 370kBq of Cs-137 as the long-lived parent nuclide (half life 30.1 years).

The decay scheme of Cs-137 is shown above.


Ordering information

 

Nuclide

Nominal activity

Product code

Cs-137

33 kBq

CDRB5215

Cs-137

370 kBq

CDRB1385

Eluting solution 250ml (inactive) (0.9% NaCl)

NQB1948

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Demonstration sources

Applications

A set of easy-to-handle sources of different radionuclides is available for further experiments on radioactivity. The design of the sources and their activities have been selected to permit effective experiments while minimizing the potential hazard.

Construction

The radioactive substance is housed in a recess in an aluminium holder 85mm long and 12mm in diameter. The activity is sealed in a stainless steel capsule (Cs-137, Co-60), incorporated in a metal foil (Sr-90, Am-241) or fixed on a disc (Na-22). The mixed source consists of a stainless steel capsule containing Cs-137, in front of which foils incorporating Sr-90 and Am-241 are placed.

For reference the construction of the sources is shown in drawings VZ-2297-001 and VZ-2297-002. Each source set is supplied in a aluminium storage container (drawing: VZ-2582-001) and each single sources is supplied in a singe hole storage container (drawing: VZ-2583-001).


Ordering information - Source sets

 

Nuclide

Nominal
activity

Product
code

Set 1
Am-241
Co-60
Na-22
Sr-90


74 kBq
74 kBq
74 kBq
74 kBq

QCRB8149




Set 2
Am-241
Co-60
Na-22
Sr-90
Cs-137


74 kBq
74 kBq
74 kBq
74 kBq
74 kBq

QCRB7471





Set 3
Am-241
Co-60
Na-22
Sr-90
Mixed-Nuclide
Source
Am-241
Sr-90
Cs-137

74 kBq
74 kBq
74 kBq
74 kBq


4,4 kBq
4,4 kBq
74 kBq
QCRB17290









Set 4
Am-241
Cs-137
Sr-90


82,8 kBq
82,8 kBq
82,8 kBq

 QCRB158251)




Ordering information - Single Sources

 

Nuclide

Nominal
activity

Product
code

Am-24174 kBqAMRB8151
Cs-137

74 kBq
370 kBq

CDRB8151
CDRB18308

Co-60

3,7 kBq
74 kBq

CKRB8153
CKRB8151

Na-22

74 kBq

SKRB8151

Sr-9074 kBqSIRB8151


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The design of these sources has been approved by the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BfS) and can be ordered in Germany without a handling license for radioactive material (Licence No. BfS 01/10 StrlSchV).
(Genehmigungsfreier Umgang in Deutschland – Bauartzulassung BfS 01/10 StrlSchV)

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AktivLab™ - Demonstration set for experiments on radioactivity

The AktivLab is under technical review and is temporarily not available. We will inform you in our 'What's new' section when it will be available.

Applications

AktivLab™ contains everything needed to carry out experiments to demonstrate the fundamental properties of radioactivity. The kit includes detailed descriptions of experiments which are suitable for physics courses and for training professional health physicists. The radioactive source used is a radionuclide generator, similar in principle to generators used in nuclear medicine.

Experiments that are performed with AktivLab include:

  • Measuring the half life of Ba-137m
  • The absorption of gamma rays in lead
  • The inverse square law
  • Estimating the activity of a radioactive source
  • The statistics of radioactive decay
  • Measuring the plateau of a detector

Isotrak ratemeter

 

Power supply

9V battery or mains adaptor

Selectable count times

1s, 10s, 60s, 100s and continuous

Counter tube voltage range

250V - 600V

Display

4 digit LCD

Memory

up to 50 counting results

Dimensions

220mm x 108mm x 60mm

Output

NEW: Ethernet interface


Geiger-Müller tube

Radiations detected

alpha, beta and gamma

Window thickness

1.5 - 2.0mg/cm2

Effective window diameter

9mm


Ordering information

 

Description

Product code

AktivLabTM Demonstration set
with small size GM tube

CDRB5645


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USA / North and South America / Australia / China & Far East Asia

Eckert & Ziegler Analytics, Inc.
1380 Seaboard Industrial Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30318 (USA)
Phone: +1 404 352 8677
Fax: +1 404 352 2837
E-Mail: isotrakusa@dont-want-spam.ezag.com

Europe / Africa / Middle East Asia / Japan

Eckert & Ziegler Nuclitec GmbH
Gieselweg 1
38110 Braunschweig, Germany
Phone: +49 5307 9320
Fax: +49 5307 932 272
E-Mail: infoisotrak@dont-want-spam.ezag.com


HOW TO FIND US

France

Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Products France
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Hightec Sud - bâtiment B
91955 Courtaboeuf cedex
France
Phone: +33 (0)1 64 86 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 69 86 10 65
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