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Radioactive Isotope Sources (International)


Radioactive isotopes are drop-shipped from a different location and can not be returned or refunded.

Shopping cart may not calculate shipping cost for radioactive isotopes correctly. If so, you will be contacted and charged additional shipping costs before order is processed.

For Domestic and international source orders - Activities of gamma emmitters over 5 to 10 μCi MAY require lead shielding, either LSD1, LSD4, or LSD5. If required, the lead shield and appropriate price will be added to your order.

You may require a license and/or an import permit to clear customs; we strongly recommend that you find out if one is necessary. Returns are not accepted on any radioactive sources and no refunds are given. Orders shipping to Canada must be shipped by FedEx only.

All orders for radioactive materials will be confirmed by a secondary email within 3 business days.



Radioactive Sources

* Certain Radioactive isotopes require the purchase of an LSD shield *

United States (domestic) customers must order from:
Domestic Radioactive Sources Page

Countries requiring prior approval

  1. The following countries require prior approval from the proper agency within their country to receive Radioactive Material from outside the country. Please contact your country's agency and supply Images Scientific Instruments with authorization prior to placing your order. If you need information about your agency it is listed in the ICAO/IATA regulations, section 2.8.2 or contact Images Scientific Instruments and we will forward the information to you.
Australia Egypt Malaysia
Bahrain Fiji Oman
Belgium France Saudi Arabia
Brazil Hong Kong Singapore
Canada, values greater than IAEA India Sri Lanka
exempt quantity limits Iran Ukraine
China Kyrgyz United Arab Emirates
Croatia Macao (China)  


  1. International regulations control the isotope and activity that can be exported and shipped internationally.
Below is a list of Images Scientific Instruments standard Sources and Activities.
These Sources and Activities can be exported and shipped internationally.
Below is a list of isotopes and the maximum activity that can be shipped internationally.
Please be aware of your country's regulations before placing your order.
If your country permits users to receive higher activity sources, you must notify us at time of order.

Images Scientific Instruments
Standard Isotopes and Activities
Nuclide (Item #) (uCi)
Ba133 1
C-14 10
Cd-109 1
Co-57 1
Co-60 1
Cs-137 0.25
Cr-51
Eu-152 1
Eu-154 1
EU-155 1
Fe-55 25
I-125 (test tube) 0.25
Mn-54 1
Na-22 1
Po-210 0.1
Sn-113 1
Sr-90 0.1
Tl-204 0.25
Zn-65 1
Maximum Activity
for International Shipment
Nuclide (Item #) (uCi) Bq Bq
Ba133 10 4.E+05 370000
C-14 100 4.E+06 3700000
Cd-109 10 4.E+05 370000
Co-57 25 9.E+05 925000
Co-60 1 4.E+04 37000
Cs-137 0.25 9.E+03 9250
Cr-51 100 4.E+06 3700000
Eu-152 1 4.E+04 37000
Eu-154 1 4.E+04 37000
EU-155 1 4.E+04 37000
Fe-55 25 9.E+05 925000
I-125 (test tube) 0.25 9.E+03 9250
Mn-54 10 4.E+05 370000
Na-22 10 4.E+05 370000
Po-210 0.1 4.E+03 3700
Sn-113 10 4.E+05 370000
Sr-90 0.1 4.E+03 3700
Tl-204 0.25 9.E+03 9250
Zn-65 10 4.E+05 370000


All international orders must include an appropriate Lead Shielded Disc Container.

Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Barium-133
Gamma (γ)
10.7 years
1 uCi
BA-133-1
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
5 uCi
BA-133-5
$148.75
N/A
81.0, 276.3, 303.7, 355.9, 383.7
10 uCi
BA-133-10
$224.00






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Cesium-137
Gamma (γ) & Beta (β)
30.1 years
0.25 uCi
CS-137-0.25
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
Multiple Radiation Types: (γ) & (β)
γ: 32, 661.6
β: 511.6, 1173.2






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Cadmium-109
Gamma (γ)
465 days
1 uCi
CD-109-1
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
5 uCi
CD-109-5
$148.75
N/A
88
10 uCi
CD-109-10
$224.00






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Cobalt-57
Gamma (γ)
271 days
1 uCi
CO-57-1
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
5 uCi
CO-57-5
$148.75
Beta (+β) 19 keV
122.1, 136.4
10 uCi
CO-57-10
$224.00
25 uCi
CO-57-25
$297.50






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Cobalt-60
Gamma (γ)
5.27 years
1 uCi
CO-60-1
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
Beta (β) 317.9
γ: 1173.2, 1332.5
β: 317.9






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Europium-152
Gamma (γ) & Beta (β)
13.516 years
1 uCi
EU-152-1
$148.75
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
N/A






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Manganese-54
Gamma (γ) & Beta (β)
312 days
1 uCi
MN-54-1
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
5 uCi
MN-54-5
$148.75
Beta (β) 542.2
γ: 834.8
β: 542.2
10 uCi
MN-54-10
$224.00






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Sodium-22
Gamma (γ)
2.6 years
1 uCi
NA-22-1
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
5 uCi
NA-22-5
$148.75
Beta (+β) 546 keV
511.0, 1274.5
10 uCi
NA-22-10
$224.00






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Polonium-210
Alpha (α)
138 days
0.05 uCi
PO-210-0.05
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
0.1 uCi
PO-210-0.1
$81.95
N/A
5304.5






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Tin-113
Beta (β)
115 days
1 uCi
SN-113-1
$297.50
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
Gamma (γ)
644, 31






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Strontium-90
Beta (β)
28.5 years
0.1 uCi
SR-90-0.1
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
N/A
546






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Thallium-204
Beta (β-)
3.78 years
0.25 uCi
TL-204-0.25
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
N/A
763.7






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Zinc-65
Gamma (γ) & Beta (β)
244 days
1 uCi
ZN-65-1
$81.95
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
Beta (β)
γ: 1115.6
β: 236.34, 1351.9








Laminated Mylar Window Sources

 Laminated Mylar Window Sources
Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Carbon-14
Beta (β)
5730 years
1 uCi
LMW-C14-1
$116.00
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
10 uCi
LMW-C14-10
$253.75
N/A
β156.5






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Iron-55
X-Ray & K-Beta (β)
2.73 years
10
LMW-FE-55-10
$253.75
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
25 uCi
LMW-FE-55-25
$327.25
N/A
X-ray: 5.9, 6.5
β: 231.4
50 uCi
LMW-FE-55-50
$402.50
100 uCi
LMW-FE-55-100
$579.00






Description
Primary Radiation Type
Half-Life
Activity
Item#
Price
Polonium-210
Alpha (α)
138 days
0.1 uCi
LMW-PO-210-0.1
$105.00
Secondary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
N/A
5304.5







Source Certificates


Several types of source certificates are available for an additional fee. All certificates must be ordered at the same time the source is ordered.


Certificate of Origin: Certifies that the product is manufactured in Oak Ridge Tennessee, Anderson County United States of America.


SC-O - $55.00
 
Source Certificate of Origin 

Certificate of Compliance: Certifies that the source is in compliance with the US NRC and DOT regulation and that the surface has been wipe tested.


SC-Compliance - $25.00
 

Source Certificate of Compliance 


Certificate of Calibration: Certifies that the source has been calibrated, list intensity, emission and uncertainty. (Only available for Gamma sources.)


SC-Calibration - $157.00
 

Source Certificate of Calibration 



Alpha Particle Radioactive Source


Description Activity Half-Life Item# Price
Polonium-210
250 uCi
138 days
PO-210-250
$129.95
500 uCi
138 days
PO-210-500
$195.95
Primary Radiation Type
Energies KeV
Secondary Radiation Type(s)
Alpha (a)
5304.5
N/A

Polonium 210 250 uCi bottomPolonium 210 500 uCi bottom

250 uCi Alpha Source 500 uCi Alpha Source


Alpha Particle Source Information

* Permit required or not available for export
* All Radioisotope & Uranium Ore orders are shipped via EMS. Except orders going to Canada, which are shipped FedEx Economy. Call or email for pricing.


PO-210-250 - $129.95
 
Polonium 210 250 u Ci Source 

PO-210-500 - $195.95 
Polonium 210 500 uCi Source 



Uranium Ore

Uranium Ore

Useful for testing Geiger Counters.
License exempt.
Uranium ore sample sizes vary.
Shipped in labeled metal container as shown.
Container size approximately 1-3/4" height 2-1/2" diameter.


Each uranium ore specimen is radioactive and measured with a NRC certified GCA-07W Digital Geiger Counter. Activity of alpha, beta and gamma in Counts Per Minute (CPM) is provided along with measurement certification. Uranium Ore samples typically have one area that is more radioactive than other areas. Measurement of radioactivity is taken from the most radioactive portion of the sample. CPM is total radiation read from sample.


Shipping Information:


We are always in compliance with Section 13 from part 40 of the NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules and regulations and Postal Service regulations specified in 49 CFR 173.421 for activity limits of low level radioactive materials. Item will be shipped in accordance with Postal Service activity limits specified in Publication 52.


Radioactive minerals are for educational and scientific use only.


Sale of uranium ore is in compliance with all U.S. Federal regulations (Part 40) and NY State Regulations (10 NYCRR Part 16 and 12 NYCRR Part 38) as defined under Appendix A exemptions.



UR-01 - $39.95
Uranium Ore (500 CPM - 1,000 CPM)
UR-02 - $74.95 Uranium Ore (1000 CPM - 2,000 CPM)
UR-03 - $120.95 Uranium Ore (High - Over 3,000 CPM)
UR-04 - $150.95 Uranium Ore (Extra-High over 10,000 CPM)

Make Selection Of Uranium Ore




Uranium Ore Soil
Check Source

Uranium Ore Paperweight


License exempt - Check Source.
Size Approximately - 1.0" dia. x .125" (1/8") thick
Radioactivity levels vary from disc to disc.
Radioactive soil encased in polyester plastic as shown.

The uranium ore soil is mixed with a polyester resin and cast into a disc. The disc is radioactive and tested with a NRC certified GCA-07W Digital Geiger Counter. The radioactivity of the embedded uranium ore soil is reduce by being encased in plastic. The low level radioactivity is still perfect for using as a check source for geiger counters. The radioactivity level will vary from disc to disc. This is a non calibrated radioactive check source.

Shipping Information:

We are always in compliance with Section 13 from part 40 of the NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules and regulations and Postal Service regulations specified in 49 CFR 173.421 for activity limits of low level radioactive materials. Item will be shipped in accordance with Postal Service activity limits specified in Publication 52.

Radioactive minerals are for educational and scientific use only.


Sale of uranium ore is in compliance with all U.S. Federal regulations (Part 40) and NY State Regulations (10 NYCRR Part 16 and 12 NYCRR Part 38) as defined under Appendix A exemptions.



UR-21 - $39.95

Encased Uranium Ore Soil



Lead Shielded Disc Source Containers

More Radioactive Source Containers HERE

LSD1
For 1-2 sources of >5 uCi, the LSD1 Lead Shield simplifies shipping problems and offers ultra-safe storage of sources. Now painted on both sides for safety.

Lead Disc Source Container - 1 disc capacity


LSD1 - $45.00

Lead Shielded Disc Container (Capacity 1 disc) 

LSD4 For 1-8 sources, the LSD4 simplifies both shipment, and storage of your disk sources. Painted on both sides for safety, an entire set of eight sources will fit inside the LSD4

Lead Disc Source Container - 8 disc capacity


LSD4 - $50.00

Lead Shielded Disc Container (Capacity 8 discs) 

 

LSD5
With a wall thickness of 0.5", this LSD5 lead shield container is suitable for higher activity sources. Holds up to 20 1" discs. Outside Dimensions: 3.6" x 2.25", Interior Dimensions: 2.65" X 1.25", 0.5" thick, approximately 4.6 lbs weight, painted exterior.

Lead Disc Source Container - 20 disc capacity


LSD5 - $70.00

Lead Shielded Disc Container (Capacity 20 discs) 

Lead Pig (Refurbished)

Lead Pig

Plastic shelled lead storage containers for radioactive material, known in the industry as 'Pigs', The internal container is a solid cast lead container fabricated for nuclear material containment. Safely store your uranium ore, radioactive Isotopes, and other radioactive samples. The plastic shell protects you from physically touching lead, which is a toxic metal. Click on "More Pictures" below to see open view of container.

Our Pig includes a laminated label that you can record the contents.
Lead Shielding Guide

More Pictures

Outer Dimensions (approximate)
2.25"(diameter) x 3.5"(height)
Inner Dimensions (approximate)
1.1"(inside diameter) x 2.4"(inside depth)
Weight (approximate): 2 lbs.-1 oz.
Lead Thickness (approximate): 0.25"

CONT-01 - $45.00

Lead Pig