Sensor Tester PB40

Functional testing of nuclear radiation sensors

The purpose of the PB40 Sensor Tester is to test the functionality of nuclear radiation sensors. It is also suitable for physics classroom experiments without any risk of damage to health.

 

The purpose of the PB40 Sensor Tester is to test the functionality of nuclear radiation sensors. It is also suitable for physics classroom experiments without any risk of damage to health.

The PB40 contains a small amount of pitchblende (uraninite), embedded in a plastic disk.  Pitchblende is a radioactive, uranium-rich mineral and ore with a chemical composition that is largely UO2.

 

Technical Data

Radioactive material: Approx. 0.01g of pitchchblende (uraninite)
Dimensions: 30mmØ x 4mm
Activity (decay rate): Approx. 0.05μCi
Emitted radiation: Beta and gamma
Dose-rate in a distance of 10mm: Approx. 10μSv/h

 

Detailed Technical Specifications (PDF)