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Radioactive Sources for Classroom Use, Options Available

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ATTENTION! After 18 months of shelf life, the radioactive sources are useless for experiments. Therefore we generally do not carry stocks of this item.

The Radioactive Sources are securely mounted in a 25mm diameter and 5mm thick plastic disc, clearly labelled with the radiation symbol. While their radioactivity level is very low, caution should still be exercised, and prolonged carrying or placing in pockets against the body should be avoided.

These school-grade sources do not require licensing, but careful handling is essential. Following a set of guidelines ensures safe usage:

  1. Minimise unnecessary handling and refrain from placing them in pockets or carry bags.
  2. Always use tongs or forceps to handle the sources, keeping them at least 300mm away from the user.
  3. Handle alpha sources with extra care to prevent damage to their delicate metallic coating.
  4. For alpha sources, a thin aluminium sheet provides sufficient absorption, while beta sources require about 4 to 6mm thick lead, and gamma sources require 25mm thick lead to absorb 80% of the radiation.

Adhering to the above precautions allows for responsible and secure exploration of radioactivity in educational settings.

  • Radioactive Sources, School Grade
  • No Licensing Required, Careful Handling Required
Code Material Particle Strength
081821-0002 Polonium 210 Alpha 0.1 µCi or 3.7 kBq ± 1
081821-0003 Strontium 90 Beta 0.1 µCi or 3.7 kBq ± 1
081821-0004 Cobalt 60 Gamma 1.0 µCi or 37 kBq ± 10

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Code Material Particle Strength
081821-0002 Polonium 210 Alpha 0.1 µCi or 3.7 kBq ± 1
081821-0003 Strontium 90 Beta 0.1 µCi or 3.7 kBq ± 1
081821-0004 Cobalt 60 Gamma 1.0 µCi or 37 kBq ± 10

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How long will my delivery take?

Our Promise: Every order we receive before 2pm AEST will be despatched on the same day!

Metropolitan Area

Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne
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Adelaide & Perth
2-3 Business Days

Regional Area

QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, SA & WA
2-3 Business Days

NT & TAS
5-6 Business Days

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