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Go Direct Radiation Monitor

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The Go Direct Radiation Monitor detects alpha, beta, gamma, and X-ray radiation. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your platform.

Description

Use the Go Direct Radiation Monitor to explore radiation statistics, measure the rate of nuclear decay, and monitor radon progeny. This easy-to-use sensor consists of a Geiger-Mueller tube mounted in a small, rugged, plastic case. A thin window protected by a metal screen allows alpha radiation to be detected, along with beta and gamma. Each new detection is indicated by a flashing red LED indicator and can also be accompanied by an optional audio signal.

The Go Direct Radiation Monitor can be used in a variety of experiments:

  • Determine the half-life of an isotope.
  • Investigate radiation shielding.
  • Detect background radiation sources.

Rechargeable Battery—Ready When You Are

The Go Direct robust rechargeable battery offers long battery life and provides always-ready operation. Monitor battery life directly from our free Graphical Analysis 4 app. Should the battery run low, simply connect the sensor to the charging cable and keep on collecting—no interruptions or inconvenience to you or your students.

Wired or Wireless—The Flexibility to Choose

Our Go Direct Radiation Monitor connects directly to your mobile device, Chromebook, or computer using our free Graphical Analysis 4 app—no additional equipment or software purchases are necessary. Go Direct sensors can be used wired via USB or wirelessly via Bluetooth, allowing you to choose the solution best for your classroom or laboratory.

Specifications

  • Sensor: LND 712 (or equivalent) halogen-quenched GM tube with a mica end window, 1.5 to 2.0 mg/cm2 thick
  • Sensitive to alpha, beta, gamma, and X-ray radiation
  • Powered by rechargeable 300 mAh battery, recharged via USB cable
  • Red LED blinks on radiation detection
  • Optional audio signal on radiation detection
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

View the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Compatibility Requirements

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Coming Soon

    A future update will support data collection with the Go Direct Radiation Monitor and LabQuest 2, a standalone data logger.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for ComputersVersion 4.0
    No interface requiredFull support 1

    Compatibility Notes

    1. For Bluetooth® connectivity, only computers running Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.10 or newer are supported. The computer must also have a compatible Bluetooth 4.0+ radio.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for ChromeVersion 2.7.3
    No interface requiredFuture support
  • Mobile Devices
    Mobile Devices

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis for iOSVersion 3.2Graphical Analysis for AndroidVersion 3.1.1
    No interface requiredFuture supportFuture support

What’s Included

  • Go Direct Radiation Monitor
  • Micro USB Cable

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct Radiation Monitor
Available Spring 2017
GDX-RAD$169

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