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What is a Neutron?

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More information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/atom_neutron.html
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/particles/proton.html#c3

Detector used in video: Polimaster 1703GNB
http://www.polimaster.us/products/personal_radiation_detectors/pm1703gn/

Voice over at start of video by Emily Linard
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☢ Detecting Natural Neutron Radiation! ☢

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Natural Sources of Neutron Radiation! I detect neutrons from thermal to as high as 14 MeV!

[Neutron Detector/Gamma Spectrometer]
http://www.polimaster.us/products/spectroscopic_personal_radiation_detectors/pm1703mb/

[PoliSmart Dosimeter]
http://www.polimaster.us/products/electronic_dosimeters/pm1904a_/

Autunite Uranium Spectrum!

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Autunite

Autunite - Uranium


Autunite is a very beautiful, many might say the most beautiful, uranium-bearing mineral. Autunite contains many amazing isotopes, including a few transuranic elements! I received a sample of the beautiful and deadly mineral from a friend at the cost of an analysis using my gamma spectrometer.

I have finally completed a calibration analysis of my spectrometer, to include a 17 KeV to 2MeV window with a +/- 3KeV tolerance. These are favorable conditions for analysis of uranium and uranium daughters.

Today, I tested my new Autunite sample in my gamma spectrometer to see what I might find within it’s calcium-encrusted innards. The primary natural uranium products are there, as expect: Lead 214 and Bismuth 214 being heavy gamma emitters, lead the way with large spikes at 351.92 KeV, 295 KeV, and 609.31KeV, 1764.49 KeV, respectively. I detected a tiny bit of Radium 226, Uranium 235, and Uranium 238.

Japanese Air Filter Test Results

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Recently, a friend of mine sent me a series of samples from Japan. He, my friend, lives in Japan and obtained these samples at some personal risk. I have started the process of testing each of the many samples using gamma spectroscopy and other techniques. I will be posting my results for each sample as I test them, which may take time given my busy work schedule.

Sample J-F is an air filter from an apartment AC/heater (shown below).
J-F Sample in original bag from Japan. Note the "Hello Kitty" on the bag.

As you can see, the analysis did detect a possible 85 Krypton contaminant, as well as other curious spikes. Please take a look and see what information you can detect from this spectrum and the accompanying data.

AC/Heater Paper Filter Sample J-F From Saga City, Saga Prefecture

AC/Heater Paper Filter Sample J-F From Saga City, Saga Prefecture



 
Full Report – Edited for public release
 
Spectrum Peak Report
 
Spectrum Data Report
 

Autunite Mineral Tested

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Autunite is a very beautiful, many might say the most beautiful, uranium-bearing mineral. Autunite contains many amazing isotopes, including a few transuranic elements! I received a sample of the beautiful and deadly mineral from a friend at the cost of an analysis using my gamma spectrometer.

I have finally completed a calibration analysis of my spectrometer, to include a 17 KeV to 2MeV window with a +/- 3KeV tolerance. These are favorable conditions for analysis of uranium and uranium daughters.

Today, I tested my new Autunite sample in my gamma spectrometer to see what I might find within it’s calcium-encrusted innards. I was amazed at what I found, including U235! The primary natural uranium products are there, as expect: Lead 214 and Bismuth 214 being heavy gamma emitters, lead the way with large spikes at 351.92 KeV, 295 KeV, and 609.31KeV, 1764.49 KeV, respectively. I detected a tiny bit of Radium 226, Uranium 235, and Uranium 238.

Autunite Full Scale Report
Autunite, ROI Peak Report
Autunite Information