Right...so you're a bit disDACted right now. No worries, I am sure you're going to be doing lots of stuff with it when you're back!
PS if you can teach yourself something new while you are there you can call yourself an autodiDACt.....
Hi David -- I just arrived in San Diego for DAC 2011 -- I'm here all week starting now (Sun 5 June) -- I'll have to answer this when I get back to my office so I can read the package to see what it emits -- Max
One query Max...re your 5 uSv source. As Sieverts are a measure of how radiation affects the human body (ie received dose) do you know how this relates to the Bequerels that the source I got access to was quoted in (8 MegaBequerels)? Be interesting to see how they compare. Also mine was mostly Gamma, they said, do you knwo what yours emits?
HURRAY!!! My (now-working) Geiger counter has just arrived back from David.
It’s on my desk clicking away randomly – my (mildly) uranium-enriched glass marbles do seem to increase the count a bit – but I need to time things like David did to get a good feel for it.
I did just borrow a 5 uSv radioactive sample from the folks in the next bay and the little scamp started clicking and flashing furiously.
I also want to try it with that "No-Salt Salt" David used.
I’m heading out to DAC this weekend – so I’ll take the video and write the follow-up blog when I get back.
THANK YOU DAVID!!!
I was a bit worried after getting so close to that gamma ray source in the movie...but the techie said not to worry with such a short exposure. Hope he is right. I'm not glowing in the dark yet, anwyay.