To Answer what causes the blobs on the Gold– Scan different sample
posted by: lrose
Since Val and Lauren found the large objects , Dr, Kadel suggested we look at another substance that was irradiated. So Graphite is available and Molybdenum disulfide is also available. We tried Graphite first. Even though the Carbon atom is very small compared to the gold atom, we hoped to be able to see collisions.
After several days of scanning Graphite, I haven’t had much success in finding anything but graphite. Very few if any even possible events.
Dr Kandel suggested trying the molybdenum disulfide. I did but had no success in scanning it with any resolution. I went back to Graphite.
To make a graphite sample, you use the high tech scotch tape and press it onto a sample of graphite and pull it off rapidly to cleave a layer of graphite on the tapes surface. Hopefully, you have a nice smooth sample. place a paper holder around the sample and place the sample in the holder on the Polonium 210 sample for 12 or more hours.
I have just begun to explore these samples. I have a couple of scans that might be possible events. Time is running out for me though. I must scan as much as possible because the summer is coming rapidly to an end.