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In order to test the Beta and Gamma radiation with the Radiation Sensor Board for Arduino we can use small pieces of Vaseline Glass. This material contains a very small amount of uranium (0.2%) usually in oxide diuranate form. This material has fluorescent properties when charged with ultraviolet light.
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It is sold in a bag with several glass beads for testing purposes.