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Title: Ultrahigh sensitivity heavy noble gas detectors for long-term monitoring and monitoring air. 1998 annual progress report

'The primary objective of this research project is to develop heavy noble gas (krypton, xenon, and radon) detectors for: (1) long-term monitoring of transuranic waste, spent fuel, and other uranium and thorium bearing wastes, and (2) alpha particle air monitors that discriminate between radon emissions and other alpha emitters. A University of Cincinnati/Argonne National Laboratory (UC/ANL) Team has been assembled to complete this detector development project. DOE needs that are addressed by this project include improved long-term monitoring capability and improved air monitoring capability during remedial activities. Successful development and implementation of the proposed detection systems could significantly improve current capabilities with relatively simple and inexpensive equipment. As of June 1, 1998, the UC/ANL Team has: (1) made significant progress toward characterizing the fluid transfer process which is the basis for this detector development project and (2) evaluated several radiation detectors and several potential pulse processing schemes. The following discussion describes the progress made during the first year of this project and the implications of this progress.'
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Univ. of Cincinnati, OH (US)
  2. Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
13467
Report Number(s):
EMSP-60474-98
ON: DE00013467
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ., of Cincinnati, OH (US); Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Science and Risk Policy
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44; 54; Progress Report; Measuring Instruments; Measuring Methods; Health Hazards; Ecology; Risk Assessment; Remedial Action; PROGRESS REPORT; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEASURING METHODS; HEALTH HAZARDS; ECOLOGY; RISK ASSESSMENT; REMEDIAL ACTION