London, United Kingdom
Smoke Detector Radiation Source
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Smoke detector radiation source. Close-up of the internal componenets of a smoke detector, showing a chamber containing a sample of the radioactive isotope Americium 241. Any smoke entering the chamber is ionised by the radiation and conducts a current, setting off the smoke alarm.
May 7th, 2013
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