Lots of neat info, except one error
Re: A good pic from the archives of a geiger counter reading on vaseline beads -- beadiste Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
07/23/2019, 15:24:07

Uranium 238 is a beta particle emitter. The person doing the Geiger counter test erroneously thought that tinfoil would block beta emissions from the beads. The readings he got were for beta and possibly a tiny amount of alpha particles - those will be emitted from some of the other isotopes of uranium that exist in tiny amounts along side U-238. Alpha will be blocked by paper and foil.

For those of you that wear tinfoil hats, you may be interested to know that a very tiny percentage of beta particles will be stopped by the foil. The atomic collisions that stop them will emit x-rays. So by wearing your tinfoil hat you will be shooting some xrays into your brain. This isnít bead related but I thought it was an interesting result since it may explain why people who wear tin foil hats can become crazy even if they werenít crazy to begin with!

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