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7980-Scintillation Vial


7980-Scintillation Vial

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  • Made from Polyethylene
  • Unbreakable vials are fitted with leakproof screw caps
  • These vials can be used with standard counting equipment for liquid scintillation system and are excellent for low activity count
PART  No. Capacity (ml) Pack Qty.
7980-8 8 ml 100
7980-20 20 ml 100

Here are some key uses and features of scintillation vials:

  1. Liquid Scintillation Counting: Scintillation vials are designed for use in liquid scintillation counting systems. In this technique, a sample containing a radioactive isotope is mixed with a liquid scintillator in the vial. The scintillator emits light when excited by the radioactive decay events, and this light is then detected and quantified.
  2. Quantification of Radioactivity: Scintillation vials allow researchers to accurately measure the radioactivity of a sample. The emitted light is proportional to the energy released during radioactive decay, providing a quantitative measure of the radioisotope present.
  3. Beta and Alpha Particle Detection: Liquid scintillation counting is particularly useful for detecting beta and alpha particles emitted during radioactive decay. Scintillation vials are chosen based on their compatibility with specific types of scintillators optimized for beta or alpha particle detection.
  4. Biological and Environmental Samples: Scintillation vials are commonly used in the analysis of biological and environmental samples containing radioisotopes. This includes applications such as DNA and protein labeling, as well as environmental monitoring for radioisotopes.
  5. Research in Nuclear Medicine: Scintillation vials play a role in nuclear medicine research, including the development of radiopharmaceuticals and the study of radioisotope behavior in biological systems.
  6. Sample Preparation: Researchers use scintillation vials to prepare samples for liquid scintillation counting. This involves mixing the sample with a liquid scintillator and transferring it to the vial for analysis.
  7. High-Quality Materials: Scintillation vials are typically made from high-quality materials such as glass or plastic, which are chosen for their compatibility with the solvents and scintillators used in the counting process.
  8. Sealing Capabilities: Scintillation vials often come with sealing caps to prevent leakage and contamination. The sealing caps also help maintain a controlled environment within the vial during the counting process.
  9. Standardized Sizes: Scintillation vials are available in standardized sizes to fit various liquid scintillation counters and equipment.
  10. Safety: The use of scintillation vials is governed by strict safety protocols due to the nature of radioactive materials. Researchers and laboratory personnel follow established safety guidelines and use appropriate protective measures.
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