Making own gel dryer

H.V.Taylor harold.taylor.delete-this at remove-this.uni-tuebingen.de
Sat Sep 23 07:22:54 EST 2000


seanpat at fmed2.uncu.edu.ar (Sean Patterson) wrote:

>	What is the inconsistency between fluorography and cellophane
>sheets? Since the fluorophore converts the low energy beta into light I
>assumed that there would be no problem. On the other hand, I am also
>getting very weak signals now...

Dear Sean,

the problem is that 3H beta radiation is so low energy that cellophane
is enough to shield it from the fluorophores. 
TEACHING MODE ON:
That's what makes 3H so insidious - you usually just don't "see" it
and start to forget that ingested it is quite strong enough to cause
mutations.
TEACHING MODE OFF ;-)

Hope that helps,
Harold






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