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Question #92614 posted on 10/05/2019 9:06 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is there a place on campus where I can check the radioactivity of a given object, say, a watch hypothetically?

-My Name Here


Dear Sure That's a Hypothetical,

I was planning on investigating but ye olde semester has rocked my world. Here are what I feel like would be the 4 most likely places to find one:

  1. BYU Phyisics Department
  2. Mechanical Engineering Checkout Room
  3. Chemistry Central Stock Room
  4. Electrical Engineering Shop

Those places have all sorts of sensors, so it's likely one of them might have one. If any of our readers know though, please drop a correction!




Dear person,

If you are unable to procure one from BYU, you can buy this one from Amazon for under $100. It has decent reviews.


posted on 10/06/2019 9:14 a.m.
The physics department has some old Geiger counters that students in introductory physics lab use. I'm not sure who the professor for Physics 106 is these days, but he or she would be the person to talk to.

The Man with a Mustache
posted on 10/06/2019 12:18 p.m.
Talk to Matthew Memmott. He’s part of our nuclear engineering department (inside the ChemE dept. )