Posts in Radiation

Two-dollar dosimeter

Posted on 25th Apr 2018 00:00:00 in Radiation , Projects

Let’s be honest, technically this isn’t a dosimeter but more a radiation sensor. Still, it only costs about two dollars.

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Not a blogger

Posted on 26th Feb 2018 00:00:00 in Radiation , Web design , Education, Projects, Personal

After a period of radio silence this might not be the most captivating title, but it is true. I've been busy learning Java and over this week will implement some new stuff on Xraygeek.

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Smartphone radiation photography

Posted on 24th Oct 2017 00:00:00 in Radiation

In my original post of Smartphones as Dosimeters I mentioned that I would follow it up with a post about how smartphones detect radiation. It is actually quite simple.


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Radiation risks

Posted on 8th Oct 2017 00:00:00 in Radiation

To supplement my earlier post about radiation misconception I want to write about the possible  dangers of radiation. In doing so I hope to reassure anyone who is uneasy regarding any type of exposure, or at least help. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


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Radiation misconceptions

Posted on 8th Oct 2017 00:00:00 in Radiation

People often have a gut feeling regarding the dangers of radiation. This gut feeling often originates from the depiction of radiation in (social) media, which is often wrong. An important part of this radiophobia is the lack of knowledge and therefore the inability to distinguish between different types of radiation. Let’s tackle some of these misconceptions:

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Cell phone microwave

Posted on 26th Sep 2017 00:00:00 in Radiation

Some time ago a colleague asked me about the dangers of smartphone radiation. He was of course pointing to the fact that cell phone radiation could possibly cause cancer. As we talked I explained that the absorption of radiation in the body causes the body to heat which point our conversation derailed.

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Chernobyl holiday

Posted on 14th Sep 2017 00:00:00 in Radiation

So, I went on holiday to Chernobyl a few years back…it was amazing!

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Banana calculator

Posted on 13th Sep 2017 00:00:00 in Radiation , Web design

I made a simple script which translates a selection of radiation exposures to a estimated amount of bananas. Even though the result is quite basic it was fun to build!

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Smartphones as dosimeters

Posted on 6th Sep 2017 00:00:00 in Radiation

So I decided to do my master thesis on the validity and reliability of smartphones as dosimeters. The results were quite surprising me!

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Radioactive bananas

Posted on 5th Sep 2017 00:00:00 in Radiation

I sometimes like to use bananas put a perspective on the dose received from scatter radiation. This novel approach often triggers interest in people and emphasizes the negligibility of the dose we are talking about.

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