A chamber to test the response of radon detector to changing environmental conditions

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Abstract

Radon risk assessment is carried out by means of accurate measurements with active or passive instrumentation. All radon detectors must be calibrated and tested using a radon chamber containing a known concentration of radon produced by specific sources of 226Ra. Some chambers can also be used to test the response of detectors as a function of environmental conditions. In this case, a calibration curve can be inferred with respect to change in one of the considered parameters. For this aim, a new radon chamber was designed and realised to perform calibration and to study the detector response in a large range of variation of the environmental parameters (pressure, 700–1100 mbar; temperature, 5–508C; humidity, 10–90 %). The first experiments conducted to study the influence of environmental parameters on the detector response have shown flexibility and ease of use of the chamber.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)312-315
Numero di pagine4
RivistaRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volumevol. 145, No. 2-3 (2011)
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

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radon
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Calibration
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Humidity
humidity
Pressure
Temperature
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Radiation
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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