ADVACAM EDUCATION KIT
Revolutionizing nuclear education with NASA-approved technology.
The ADVACAM Radiation Education Kit is a setup of radiation cameras, radioisotope sources, and accessories to better understand nuclear and particle physics. The kit brings the latest CERN technology to classrooms and allows students to discover the invisible world of radiation. The same technology, ADVACAM MiniPIX, is being used by NASA on the International Space Station to monitor dangerous space radiation that the astronauts are exposed to daily.
Engaging hands-on lessons bring radiation concepts to life.
Students can see radioactivity visualized on their computer screen originating from everyday materials and objects such as pieces of granite, ash, or paper bag from vacuum cleaners or face masks.
They can explore variation of the air radioactivity during the day, hunt for cosmic muons and check their directions, see how altitude affects presence of radiation types.
They can try to prepare their own (safe) radioactive source and construct the shielding against the radiation it emits. They can check the laws of radioactive decay. Students can directly observe how different radiation types interact with matter and what happens then.
Standardly observed radiation on Earth creates different patterns due to their different physical nature and interaction with the detector sensor. Cosmic muons create long line tracks through the detector volume; alpha particles create high-energy charge blobs; electrons create zig-zag patterns; and gamma creates individual dots of varied energy.
Examples of different type of radiation tracks measured in the detector and visualised with the software.
COMPONENTS OF EDUCATION SET
Content of the Radiation Education Kit provides all the necessary equipment to conduct amazing experiments right in your classroom, including a Camera holder, Collimator, and ionizing radiation sources.
• ADVACAM MiniPIX EDU camera (detector)
• Pixet Basic software
• Polonium-210 (ɑ source)
• Strontium-90 (β source)
• Cobalt-60 (ɣ and β source)
• Thoriated electrodes, thorium-232(ɑ, β and ɣ source)
• Translation stage
• Camera holder
• Source holder
• Electrodes holder
• Detector cap
• Aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, and lead plates
• Thumb screws
• USB cable