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Title: Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor

Abstract

An automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor is provided which includes a housing having an aperture allowing radon entry, and a filter that excludes the entry of radon daughters into the housing. A flexible track registration material is located within the housing that records alpha-particle emissions from the decay of radon and radon daughters inside the housing. The flexible track registration material is capable of being spliced such that the registration material from a plurality of monitors can be spliced into a single strip to facilitate automatic processing of the registration material from the plurality of monitors. A process for the automatic counting of radon registered by a radon monitor is also provided.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Chem-Nuclear Geotech
OSTI Identifier:
5974738
Patent Number(s):
5179285 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-694738; TRN: 93-019233
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-86ID12584
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2 May 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; RADIATION MONITORS; DESIGN; RADON; RADIATION MONITORING; ALPHA PARTICLES; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; ISOTOPES; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MONITORING; MONITORS; NONMETALS; RARE GASES; 540130* - Environment, Atmospheric- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 440101 - Radiation Instrumentation- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments

Citation Formats

Langner, Jr, G H. Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Langner, Jr, G H. Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor. United States.
Langner, Jr, G H. Tue . "Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor". United States.
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