Quantification and identification of alpha-emitting nuclides plays a key role in site environmental characterization and radiation protection. Alpha spectroscopy is especially crucial for waste management and site decommissioning and decontamination applications. CANBERRA offers turnkey solutions for alpha spectroscopy in both production “batch mode” or research environments.
Alpha Analyst Integrated Alpha Spectrometer
CANBERRA's Alpha Analyst™ along with Apex-Alpha™ software is the complete solution for both routine and non-routine alpha spectroscopy applications. This flexible Alpha Spectroscopy System is designed to operate the way you do – whether that's counting samples in a production "batch mode" environment or one sample at a time in a research type environment.
Alpha Spectrometer - Model 7401
The CANBERRA Model 7401 is a comprehensive alpha spectrometer that can accommodate samples up to two inches in diameter in a double- width NIM package. The versatile sample chamber and instrument electronics support CANBERRA's own PIPS® Detectors, which combine high resolution and low backgrounds in a rugged alpha detector with active areas up to 1200 mm 2 . In addition, the alternative use of most charged particle detectors is also supported. The Model 7401 fully integrates into one package a stainless steel vacuum chamber for low backgrounds and ease of cleaning, a vacuum gauge, detector bias supply, preamp/amplifier, pulser, discriminator, counter, and digital display. A stainless steel shelf and sample holder are included with each spectrometer, for reproducible detector/sample spacing, which is user selectable from 1 to 49 mm, in 4 mm increments.
Apex-Alpha™ - Alpha Spectroscopy Software Suite
Apex-Alpha™ is the ultimate alpha spectroscopy software package for automating detector set-up and calibration, quality assurance, sample analysis and reporting activities in large or small alpha spectroscopy laboratories. This software package brings the productivity gains to alpha spectroscopy that the Apex® Lab Productivity Suite has brought to gamma spectroscopy for a number of years. With Apex-Alpha, the complete status of your alpha spectrometers is available at a glance. Click – and find all the batches waiting to be counted. Log samples into the system from any location where the information is known, such as from the radiochemistry laboratory or other sample log-in area. Let Apex-Alpha enforce your calibration/QA schedules and monitor QA results – and automatically take the appropriate action if something goes wrong.