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Title: Computer program for the sensitivity calculation of a CR-39 detector in a diffusion chamber for radon measurements

Computer software for calculation of the sensitivity of a CR-39 detector closed in a diffusion chamber to radon is described in this work. The software consists of two programs, both written in the standard Fortran 90 programming language. The physical background and a numerical example are given. Presented software is intended for numerous researches in radon measurement community. Previously published computer programs TRACK-TEST.F90 and TRACK-VISION.F90 [D. Nikezic and K. N. Yu, Comput. Phys. Commun. 174, 160 (2006); D. Nikezic and K. N. Yu, Comput. Phys. Commun. 178, 591 (2008)] are used here as subroutines to calculate the track parameters and to determine whether the track is visible or not, based on the incident angle, impact energy, etching conditions, gray level, and visibility criterion. The results obtained by the software, using five different V functions, were compared with the experimental data found in the literature. Application of two functions in this software reproduced experimental data very well, while other three gave lower sensitivity than experiment.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac, R. Domanovica 12, Kragujevac 34000 (Serbia)
  2. Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, 83 Tat Chee Avenue (Hong Kong)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253490
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; COMPUTER CODES; DIFFUSION CHAMBERS; ETCHING; FORTRAN; PARTICLE TRACKS; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIATION DOSE UNITS; RADIATION MONITORING; RADON; SENSITIVITY