Analog radiation monitor
Some of the equipment in the research reactor has been in place for years, including this radiation monitor. Inside there's a filament and an electrode. If there's a significant amount of radiation exposure, it will cause a change in the electric field and move the filament, letting people measure their radiation exposure. Employees use electronic monitors.
February 11, 2011 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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