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Abstract

Two intercomparisons of etched track radon and radon daughter dosimetry have been held. Thirtyone sets of results are analyzed. Participants used Kodak LR-115, polycarbonate and FADC (CR-39) as detector materials, chemical and electrochemical etching, and manual and automatic track counting. It is shown that all of the materials and techniques used can provide accurate dosimetry of radon. LR-115 and FADC can measure lower levels of radon than polycarbonate, but some supplies of them suffer from high backgrounds. Automatic counting techniques can give results as good as, or better than, manual techniques. Non-linearity of response can be a problem when electrochemical etching is used, but this can be overcome.

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Authors: MILES J C H NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD, CHILTON, DIDCOT (UK) SINNAEVE J CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM) , NATIONAL RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION BOARD, CHILTON, DIDCOT (UK);CEC BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: 13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOLID STATE NUCLEAR TRACK DETECTORS, ROMA (ITALY), SEPT. 23-27, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32449 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124037200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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