The Basic Nuclear Lab System is a complete student station designed for high school and college level nuclear science instruction.

The System is built around the ST160 Nuclear Lab Station which includes a GM detector, multi-position sample stand, a 6 decade scaler with a preset timer, and an 11 piece absorber set.

The ST160 can also be operated using a computer (PC or Mac) via a serial or USB connection. This allows for data to be collected and displayed on the screen in a digital format. All of the data is stored in a format that can easily be transferred directly to many common spreadsheet programs.

The Basic Nuclear Lab System also comes with a set of 3 U.S. NRC exempt quantity sources (RSS3 or RSS3UN for international orders): 1- alpha, 1-beta, and 1-gamma emitter. This allows users to study the characteristics of different types of radiation.

  • Operating Modes: Count; High Voltage; Time
  • Built in GM detector
  • Sample holder (six positions, 1 cm separation)
  • 6 digital decade display
  • 11 absorber plates: Aluminum, plastic, lead (4.5 to 7367 mg/cm2)
  • Set of 3 radioactive sources: 1 alpha, 1 beta, 1 gamma emitter
  • Experiment Lab Manuals – instructor and student editions
System Components:
ST160Nuclear Lab Station with GM counter, USB and serial interface with operating software
USBUSB cable (6 ft.)
RAS11Radiation absorber set – 11 pieces
RSS3 or RSS3UNSet of 3 radioactive sources (1 – alpha, 1 – beta, and 1 – gamma)
LM5Experiment Lab Manuals for the instructor and student (CD version) with sample data
Ordering Information:
BASICBasic Nuclear Lab System
BASIC-UNBasic Nuclear Lab System – UN (for international orders)