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Error in measuring radon in soil gas by means of passive detectors

Nuclear Geophysics

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Abstract

Passive detection of radon isotopes depends on diffusion of radon atoms from the sites of their generation to the location of the detecting or collecting device. Because some radon decays en route to a passive detector in soil, the radon concentration measured by the detector must be less than the concentration in those soil pores where it is undiminished by diffusion to the detector cavity. The true radon concentration may be significantly underestimated in moist soils. -Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Error in measuring radon in soil gas by means of passive detectors
Series title:
Nuclear Geophysics
Volume
5
Issue:
1-2
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nuclear Geophysics
First page:
25
Last page:
30
Number of Pages:
6