Equipment for laboratories at the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

21.02.2022

Equipment for laboratories of radiometric measurements and nuclear physics was purchased at the Faculty of Physics and Technology of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.

The equipment was purchased within the framework of the international technical assistance project «EU best practices-based education in Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Culture for the Belarusian Academia» (RADIUM).

Currently, laboratories are equipped with modern instruments, such as a gamma radiometer and a gamma-beta spectrometer, which allow measuring the volume and specific activity of gamma-emitting radionuclides in water, food, agricultural raw materials and feed, industrial raw materials, forestry products, building materials, soil, other objects of the environment. Among the laboratory equipment there are dosimeters - radiometers with alpha, beta and gamma radiation detection units that measure the equivalent dose rate of gamma radiation; beta-radiation flux density from surfaces contaminated with radionuclides and in liquid media contaminated with radionuclides.

It should be noted that on the basis of laboratories, spectrometry of gamma radiation and alpha radiation with identification of the radionuclide composition is provided. For these purposes AT6102 spectrometers were purchased.

The installed equipment will be used to conduct laboratory classes with undergraduates within the framework of the network master's program in accordance with the tasks of "Radium".