The EHT Supply is adjustable between 350Volts and 1300Volts making this detector suitable for use with a variety of suitable probes, but also allowing it to be tailored for sensitivity to particular isotopes of known energy levels.

These devices were common in Medical Nuclear Physics labs before the advent of MCA's and semiconductor detectors.

The dual phosphor probe contains a photomultiplier which amplifies the weak phosphor emissions and produces electrical pulses which the unit then detects.

The unit operates on a 9 Volt (PP9) battery which provides approximately 60 hours of run time.


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PCM3 Portable Scintillation Radiation Contamination Monitor


The PCM3 is a portable contamination monitor which was made by Nuclear Enterprises Limited in the United Kingdom around 1969.

It was designed to operate with a dual phosphor probe and would detect both Alpha and Beta radioactive emissions.

PCM3 Scintillation Detector
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