Liquid Scintillation Counter Description
The liquid scintillation counter will measure the activity of a sample of radioactive material. It will use a technique of mixing the active material and solvent in the scintillator and then it will count the number of emissions of photons. The reason this type of machine is used is to make counting more efficient and easier. In many laboratories, this is used for alpha and beta particle detection.
Using the liquid scintillation counter can provide a number of benefits. Some of these benefits include faster and more accurate results, which has the potential to improve the workflow in the laboratory.
High-quality counters are able to offer increased sensitivity for flash and global luminescence reagents. They can perform a wide range of measurements and they are suitable for a number of applications including microbiology, immunology, and genetic research.
Features of liquid scintillation counters
Different types of scintillation counters may have various features. Some of the options will have very simple operating features including single key operation. Others may have LED shields, automatic injectors, and more.
There are different size counters as well. Some of the liquid scintillation counters are very large and stationary. However, there are also a number of much smaller and portable options available. Since there are a number of different sizes and styles, as well as makes and models, it means that the features are going to vary substantially.
As mentioned, there are a number of different options when it comes to renting liquid scintillation counters today. It is therefore very important to make sure you are considering the location and size of your lab, or the project you are trying to complete when you are renting one of these machines. Ideally, you will want to have a liquid scintillation counter that is capable of meeting all of your requirements and that is capable of fitting into your workspace. As such, you need to know the size of the machine.
In addition, make sure you or someone in your office understand how to use the features of the particular machine you are considering. While they will likely have instructions available, it will be easier to get going if you understand the basics of how to use them first.
Liquid Scintillation Counter Manufacturers
Manufacturers that make the liquid scintillation counter today include Lablogic, Taylor, Rhys Scientific Ltd., BridgePath Scientific, Health Max Labs, LLC, Bioscan, Inc., Spectrex Corporation, and more.