• Manual Sample Changer

  • 5.1cm (2 in.) Standard Planchet Diameter

  • Gas-Pro™ Failsafe Counting

  • Ultra-Low Background Counter

  • Hemispherical Gas Flow Detector

  • Cosmic Guard Detector

  • Gas Conservation

  • Touch Screen Interface

  • USB Port

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The MPC-1000-GFW Single Detector Counter is the most versatile, high-performance, Ultra-Low Background Counter available. This counter provides new labs a cost effective entry into Ultra-Low Background Alpha/Beta Counting until sample volumes grow larger and justify either Multi-Detector Systems or Automatic Counters.



Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  Sample Changer Manual
  Number of Detectors 1 + guard
  Counter Ultra-Low background
  Sample Size 5.1 cm (2 in.) Dia.
  Interface Touch Screen
  Size 5.7 cm (2.3 in.) Dia.
  Type Hemispherical Style Gas Flow Proportional
  Window aluminized, 80 µg/cm²
  Guard Detector Large Area Gas Flow Proportional
  Counting Gas P-10, 60 cc/min @ 10 psi
  Gas-Pro Protection yes
  Shielding 10.2 cm (4 in.) thick
  Size 5.1 cm (2 in.) diameter Planchets
  Capacity 1
  Depth 1/8, 1/4, 5/16 inch
  Data Export RS-232, USB
  Type Touch Screen
  Compatible Software Vista 2000, Duo
  Alpha Background 0.05 cpm         0.1 cpm
  Beta Background 0.7 cpm           0.9 cpm
  Po210 Efficiency 40%
  Am241 Efficiency 40%
  Th230 Efficiency 40%
  Sr90/Y90 Efficiency 55%
  Tc99 Efficiency 35%
  Cs137 Efficiency 40%
  Alpha-Beta Crosstalk < 0.1%
  Beta-Alpha Crosstalk < 0.1%
  Count Modes Alpha only, Beta only, Alpha/Beta simultaneously

58.4 X 61 cm (23 x 24 in.) (WxD)

  Weight 172 kg (380 lb) Installed

Compatible Protean Application Software Packages

  • Vista 2000 Radio-Chemistry Applications Software
  • DUO Software (for use when operating in the Color Touch Screen Interface Mode)



  • PC Remote Interface Configuration (no Touch Screen) Order Model: MPC-1000-PC-GFW