DIY Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy with a Raspberry Pi Pico #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Matthias Rosezky over at IEEE Spectrum created this DIY Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy.
My interest in gamma-ray spectroscopy came from my physics studies. I find it fascinating that you can get so much information out of a single device. A gamma-ray spectrometer can be used like a Geiger counter with much better sensitivity, but unlike a Geiger counter, you can identify the exact composition of any gamma-emitting radioisotopes down to the picogram (or less). I started thinking about creating my own gamma-ray spectrometer when I saw the high price of even the cheapest commercially made devices. I wanted to see if I could make it easy and affordable to build a spectrometer.
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