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Our products are constantly evolving, while our design – quite deliberately – remains the classic, well-tried. Here we keep you up to date about what the Gamma-Scout family has in store for you: **Again test […]


Detectability of X-rays using Gamma-Scout®

In the medical sector, the energies used are often around 60 KeV and are clearly detectable with the counter tube open. It is more difficult to draw a conclusion if the radiation hits the device […]


Dead Time

The dead times for the counter tubes we use are LND 712 = 90 microseconds, Centronic ZP 1401 = 90 microseconds and are therefore in line with standard calculated values of approx. 100 microseconds.


Normal variations in environmental dose (ambient)

Ionizing radiation is subject to major statistical variations in this area of brief measurement. Only a few pulses are measured over a period of minutes and converted into dose. You want to take a quick […]


Can I use the Gamma-Scout® to check X-ray leakage?

The Gamma-Scout® is able to measure X-ray radiation as stated. When the radiation is pulsed, the average is correspondingly lower. To secure reasonably accurate results, measurement should be conducted for at least ½ hour. If […]


I see occasional, brief displays of high radiation. What can cause this?

The Gamma-Scout® is a Geiger counter. The principle is that high-energy radiation penetrates a “counter tube” containing a gas of a specific composition held in a vacuum. The radiation “ionizes” molecules, causing a small current […]


How does a Geiger counter work?

A “Geiger counter” is named for the Geiger-Mueller tube, which is the core component of this device. This tube contains a thin metal wire through its center. The space around the wire is sealed and […]


Can I read the data stored on my Gamma-Scout® using operating software that doesn’t originate from Microsoft?

Fundamentally, no. However, for experienced programmers, we have published here the interface data for writing your own read-out software: