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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:
 [1]
  1. (Mack, CO)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
CHEM-NUCLEAR GEOTECH INC
OSTI Identifier:
868633
Patent Number(s):
5179285
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-86ID12584
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
automatically; processed; alpha-track; radon; monitor; provided; housing; aperture; allowing; entry; filter; excludes; daughters; flexible; track; registration; material; located; records; alpha-particle; emissions; decay; inside; capable; spliced; plurality; monitors; single; strip; facilitate; automatic; processing; process; counting; registered; radon monitor; automatically processed; particle emissions; radon daughter; processed alpha-track; allowing radon; alpha-track radon; /250/

Citation Formats

Langner, Jr., G. Harold. Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Langner, Jr., G. Harold. Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor. United States.
Langner, Jr., G. Harold. Fri . "Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868633.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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