Spinthariscope

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A simulation of what it is like looking into a spinthariscope, a radioactive amusement invented in 1903 by William Crookes. A speck of radium on the end of a needle irradiates a screen, with each flash of light representing the decay of a single atom of radium.

Contributed by: Theodore Gray (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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