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Title: Automatically processed alpha-track radon monitor

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.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10145484
Report Number(s):
PATENTS-US--A7694738
ON: DE93012010; PAN: US patent application 7-694,738
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-86ID12584
Resource Type:
Patent Application
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 2 May 1991
Research Org:
Chem-Nuclear Geotech, Inc., Grand Junction, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; RADON; ALPHA DETECTION; RADIATION MONITORS; DESIGN; AUTOMATION; INVENTIONS; FILTERS; APERTURES; COUNTING TECHNIQUES; PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM DETECTORS; ALPHA DOSIMETRY 440102; 560101; RADIATION DOSEMETERS; DOSIMETRY AND MONITORING