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MCP-N (LiF:Mg,Cu,P) TLDs for radon measurements with charcoal canisters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12382749     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A method of measurement of radon concentration in air was developed, based on high-sensitivity LiF:Mg,Cu,P (MCP-N, TLD Poland) thermoluminescent detectors installed in charcoal canisters. The canisters were exposed typically for 72 h in a calibration chamber with a radon concentration ranging from 100 Bq x m(-3) to 87 kBq x m(-3). It was found that in these conditions the signal registered by the TL detectors was proportional to the 222Rn concentration and the lowest limit of detection (LLD) was at a level of 100 Bq x m(-3). The proposed method can be used in large-scale, multi-site surveys aimed at screening for high levels of indoor radon concentration or for measuring ground radon exhalation rates.
J Bogacz; J Mazur; J Swakoń; M Budzanowski; P Olko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0144-8420     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-17     Completed Date:  2003-04-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kraków, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Charcoal / analysis*
Equipment Design
Lithium Compounds
Radon / analysis*
Reproducibility of Results
Thermoluminescent Dosimetry / instrumentation,  methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorides; 0/Lithium Compounds; 10043-92-2/Radon; 16291-96-6/Charcoal; 7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-50-8/Copper; 7723-14-0/Phosphorus; 7789-24-4/lithium fluoride

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