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The commission of the European Communities has sponsered a series of intercomparisons of passive radon detectors. The last such intercomparison took place during February 1991. Thirtynine laboratories submitted fourtyfour sets of detectors, which were exposed to radon-222 and its decay products.

This report details the two types of passive detector submitted, describes the exposure and measurement facilities, explains the exposure method and time for each detector and presents the results from each participating laboratory in the form of tables. The results are discussed.

Also discussed are design considerations for detectors, problems encountered in practice, problems encountered in previous intercomparisons and the solutions developed, improvements to detectors and ways to improve intercomparisons. ns.

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Authors: WHYSALL K, National Radiological Protection Board, Didcot, Oxon (GB);MILES J C H, National Radiological Protection Board, Didcot, Oxon (GB);OLAST M, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15156 EN (1996) 70pp., FS, ECU 8.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-4246-6
Record Number: 199610462 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
Original language: en
Available languages: en