Calibration of CR-39-based thoron progeny device

F. Fábián, A. Csordás, A. Shahrokhi, J. Somlai, T. Kovács

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Abstract

Radon isotopes and their progenies have proven significant role in respiratory tumour formation. In most cases, the radiological effect of one of the radon isotopes (thoron) and its progenies has been neglected together with its measurement technique; however, latest surveys proved that thoron's existence is expectable in flats and in workplace in Europe. Detectors based on different track detector measurement technologies have recently spread for measuring thoron progenies; however, the calibration is not yet completely elaborated. This study deals with the calibration of the track detector measurement method suitable for measuring thoron progenies using different devices with measurement techniques capable of measuring several progenies (Pylon AB5 and WLx, Sarad EQF 3220). The calibration factor values related to the thoron progeny monitors, the measurement uncertainty, reproducibility and other parameters were found using the calibration chamber. In the future, the effects of the different parameters (aerosol distribution, etc.) will be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberncu072
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume160
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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progeny
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Radon
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Aerosols
Workplace
Uncertainty
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pylons
Technology
CR 39
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Neoplasms
aerosols
tumors
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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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Calibration of CR-39-based thoron progeny device. / Fábián, F.; Csordás, A.; Shahrokhi, A.; Somlai, J.; Kovács, T.

In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 160, No. 1-3, ncu072, 2014, p. 169-172.

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Fábián, F, Csordás, A, Shahrokhi, A, Somlai, J & Kovács, T 2014, 'Calibration of CR-39-based thoron progeny device', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 160, no. 1-3, ncu072, pp. 169-172. https://doi.org/10.1093/rpd/ncu072
Fábián, F. ; Csordás, A. ; Shahrokhi, A. ; Somlai, J. ; Kovács, T. / Calibration of CR-39-based thoron progeny device. In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry. 2014 ; Vol. 160, No. 1-3. pp. 169-172.
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