The QuarkNet Program allowed for the purchase of NRC exempt sources for use in the building of the project's proportional gas charged particle detector.
Sixteen Cs-137 5 uCi sources were purchased by U. of Penn. for the QuarkNet 2001 Project in July, 2001.
The Sources were bought from:
106 Union Valley Road
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
The sources are one inch diameter sealed plastic disks. This package conforms to the conditions and limitations specified in 49 CFR 173.421 for radioactive material, excepted package - limited quantity of material. UN2910.
The contents are exempt from NRC anAgreement State licensing.
The above statements are from Spectrum Techniques information sheet. A copy of this sheet is on file at David Rittenhouse Lab, room 1W23, Physics Dept. U. of Penn.
Link to Environmental Health & Radiation Safety Office, University of Pennsylvania
Very important site on the Web, the Table of the Nuclides at Brookhaven National Lab: Table of the Nuclides and Radiation inquiry form
The table below identifies the source, original activity (as of August 10, 2001) and the present location. All the sources are Cesium-137, original activity of 5 uCi on 8/10/01. Cs-137 has a Half-Life of 30 years.
|Source # and Type||Original activity and date||Signed out to and Location|
|Q2001-A, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Marshall Mosesson, Moorestown H.S. // Located at PENN DRL Rm 1W20|
|Q2001-B, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Mary Sabato, Camden Catholic H.S.|
|Q2001-C, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Frank Lipinski, Cheltenham H.S.|
|Q2001-D, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||George Engle, Moorestown H.S.|
|Q2001-E, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Mary Yeoman, Hopewell Valley Cent. H.S.|
|Q2001-F, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Hal Wright, Abington H.S.|
|Q2001-G, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Gerry Votta, Clayton H.S.// Located at PENN DRL Rm 1W20|
|Q2001-H, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Mark Campione, Central Buck West H.S.|
|Q2001-I, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Carl Telly, Jenkintown H.S.|
|Q2001-J, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Jack Friedman, Eastern H.S.// Located at PENN DRL Rm 1W20|
|Q2001-K, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Tim Paulson, Pennsbury H.S.|
|Q2001-L, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Dianne Wakefield, North Penn H.S.|
|Q2001-M, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||// Located at PENN DRL Rm 1W20 HEP source box 1W20|
|Q2001-N, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||// Located at PENN DRL Rm 1W20 HEP source box 1W20|
|Q2001-O, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||Boris Dirnsbach, Creative and Performing Arts H.S.|
|Q2001-P, Cs-137||5.0 uCi on 8/10/01||// Located at PENN DRL Rm 1W20 HEP source box 1W20|