A further study of the (CR-LR) difference technique for retrospective radon exposure assessment

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Author(s)

  • D. Nikezic
  • C. W Y Yip
  • S. Y Y Leung
  • J. K C Leung
  • K. N. Yu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-798
Journal / PublicationNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume568
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006

Abstract

The (CR-LR) difference technique, based on the CR-39 and LR 115 detectors, for the determination of implanted 210Po in glass after deposition of short-lived radon progeny, was analyzed in details in this paper. The sensitivities of both detectors were calculated using the Monte Carlo method with V functions particularly derived in our previous works for the detectors used in the present experiments. The dependency of the sensitivity ratio on the removed layer of both detectors was determined and verified experimentally. The simulated sensitivity ratios correlate well with the experimental ones. A major finding of the present work is that the sensitivity ratio between the CR-39 and LR 115 detectors depends only weakly on the ratio between the 238U and 232Th concentrations in the glass samples. This is crucial for the application of the (CR-LR) difference technique for retrospective radon exposure assessments, since measurements of the 238U and 232Th concentrations in the relatively small real-life glass samples will make the retrospective radon exposure assessments impractical. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • 210Po, Implantation, Radon, Radon progeny, Retrospective dosimetry

Citation Format(s)

A further study of the (CR-LR) difference technique for retrospective radon exposure assessment. / Nikezic, D.; Yip, C. W Y; Leung, S. Y Y; Leung, J. K C; Yu, K. N.

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol. 568, No. 2, 01.12.2006, p. 792-798.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review