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Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538

Physics Demo Manual

Demonstrations are cataloged according to PIRA Bibliography


Due to Physics Building renovations, the lead time to set up demo requests has increased due to the need to transport equipment across campus. Please be kind and let me know well ahead of time what you need.

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 Quantum Effects
 Atomic Physics
 Nuclear Physics
 Geiger counter
  video  - Mouse Trap Atomic Bomb
 Daedalon Geiger Counter
 Spark Detector for Alpha Particles
 Diffusion Cloud Chamber
 Larmor Precession/NMR

Spark Detector for Alpha Particles


Detect alpha particles with a multiwire spark detector.


Wire PASCO SF-9586 High Voltage Supply to Lascells LA10-761 Spark Detector, and hold Am-241 alpha source near wire grid. The arrow points to the source in lower right of first image.