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Re: [Phys-l] Minigenerator nuclear rate meter


It seems like giving Carl a call might get you the information you need.
He is (or was) familiar with this device.

Brian W

Carl J. Wenning,
Coordinator Physics Teacher Education Program
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4560
Normal, IL 61790-4560.
Phone: 309-438-2957


At 12:15 PM 6/1/2007, you wrote:


This refers to the chemical part of the minigenerator system, which
we also have, including their instructions. It is the meter itself
that I am trying to rejuvenate. I presume that this once had its own
set of instructions, but those are now gone.

Charles Crook

>"Obtaining isotopes with short half-lives can be readily done with the
>proper equipment.
>Union Carbide MINIGENERATOR systems can be used to separate
>pure samples of radioisotope daughter from mother products.
> For instance, the Cesium 137 unit can be used to "milk" Barium 137m
>from a "cow." Tin 113 can be used to derive Indium 113m.T
>hese radioisotope generators use a chemical combination of
> HCL and NaCl (called the eluant) to separate the daughter
> products from the mother material."
>I took this from an....
> Addendum to
>Hands-On Physics Activities with Real-Life Applications
>by James Cunningham & Norman Herr
>The Center for Applied Research in Education
>by Carl J. Wenning, Coordinator
>Physics Teacher Education Program
>Illinois State University

Brian Whatcott Altus OK Eureka!