FAQ

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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: https://www.gamma-scout.com/en/deutsch-download/  

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Does the Gamma-Scout® need calibration?

Prior to delivery, each Gamma-Scout® undergoes a rigorous factory inspection and calibration protocol. We use a highly stable G-M tube, so it is unlikely your Gamma-Scout® will require calibration during the first 5 years of […]