Scintillation Vials

Our most popular vials are made from borosilicate glass that conforms to ASTM guidelines, ensuring reduced background counts and high UV transmission for reliable results.

  • Choose from a variety of sizes ranging from 4 to 20 mL scintillation vials, catering to different sample sizes and specific laboratory requirements.
  • Our vials are available in designs that are optimized for solvent reduction, promoting efficient and sustainable laboratory practices.
  • Our scintillation vials come with alphanumeric trays, providing a convenient solution for organizing and tracking your samples with ease and precision.
  • Customize your scintillation vials to suit specific applications with our extensive selection of cap materials and liners, ensuring optimal compatibility and maintaining sample integrity.

4 - 20 mL Scintillation Vials FAQs

4 - 20 mL Scintillation Vials

Frequently Asked Questions

Scintillation vials are primarily used for scintillation counting, a method of measuring radioactive isotopes, and are also suitable for storing samples in laboratory, diagnostic, and research applications.

The 20 mL scintillation vials have a diameter of 27 mm and a height of 57 mm. This size facilitates easy handling and adequate volume for most laboratory applications. In addition, the 20 mL scintillation vials are available with a 22-400 finish or a 24-400 finish. Thus, providing a minimum neck opening of 14.98 mm or 16.76 mm respectively.

Whether a scintillation vial is autoclavable depends on its material composition. Glass vials generally withstand autoclaving or steam sterilization at 121° C, while plastic vials, especially those made from HDPE or PET, have lower temperature tolerances.

Disposal of 20 ml scintillation vials should follow your facility's guidelines for hazardous waste, considering the nature of the materials or samples they contained. It's important to adhere to local regulations regarding the disposal of potentially radioactive or chemical waste.