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I am interested in tracing the path of elements through plants and animals by researching experiments carried out using radioisotopes (radioactive forms of elements).

 

Can anyone be of assistance? Thanks in advance.

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basically you give it a fertilizer that contains a reasonably short lived gamma emmiter and taking a gamma photograph of it every so often. pretty simple experiment to do if you have the gamma camera and the isotope.

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Good luck getting any animal experiments past an ethics committee.

Come to that, good luck getting hold of any radioisotopes.

You don't need a gamma camera; autoradiography will work quite nicely.

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same thing pretty much. a photographic plate and enough aluminium to shield beta radiation would probably suffice as well.

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I`de offer to send a gamma sample BUT the law wouldn`t like it and the amount you`de need to expose a plate (and then have to destroy the Plant/Animal after), is just too messy on so many different levels that`s it`s just not worth it outside a licensed facility.

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Insane Alien,

I have a photographic plate and some aluminium; would you like to swap it for a gamma camera? I can't seem to afford one.

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Cheers, Appreciated all the responses.

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