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Title: Measurement of the radon diffusion through a nylon foil for different air humidities

The dependency of the radon penetration through a nylon foil on air humidity was measured. Such information is needed for the tracking part of the SuperNEMO detector, which is planned to be shielded against radon by nylon foil and in which the air humidity is not negligible. The long term measurements of radon penetration through nylon foils for different air humidities were performed with the radon diffusion setup constructed at the IEAP, CTU in Prague. The setup consists of two stainless steel hemispheres with Si detector in each of them. Both hemispheres are separated by the tested foil. While the left hemisphere contains high Rn activity, the right part contains only activity caused by the radon penetration through the tested foil. Obtained results of this study with a nylon foil with the thickness of 50 µm are presented.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague Horská 3a/22, 128 00 Praha 2 (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488737
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1672; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: LRT 2015: 5. international workshop in low radioactivity techniques, Seattle, WA (United States), 18-20 Mar 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; AIR; DIFFUSION; FOILS; HUMIDITY; LIQUID SCINTILLATION DETECTORS; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; NYLON; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; PENETRATION DEPTH; RADON; STAINLESS STEELS; THICKNESS