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Title: Alpha track distribution on lateral wall of cylindrical radon diffusion chamber
Authors: Marković, Vladimir
Stajić, Jelena
Milenković, Biljana
Stevanović, Nenad
Journal: Radiation Physics and Chemistry
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2022
Abstract: Cylindrical diffusion chamber with solid state nuclear track detector placed at the bottom of the chamber is frequently used device for measuring radon concentration in dwellings. In this work, the diffusion chamber with CR-39 detector was modeled to determine track distribution on the lateral (cylinder) wall of the chamber and compare track density between cylinder wall and bottom. Model is based on the diffusion, deposition and decay of radon and its progeny in diffusion chamber. Equations for criteria of track visibility and track density were derived. Along with theoretical model, measurements were performed to verify the theoretical results. Three different chambers with CR-39 detectors slabs attached along the cylinder wall were investigated. It was found that alpha track density on cylinder wall is not uniform and depends on the shape and size of the chamber. Deviation of track density along cylinder wall was up to 30% for chambers used in this work. Sensitivity of the cylinder wall was found to be almost the same as the sensitivity of the bottom. In comparison with the experiment, theoretical results give good predictions. Along with previous results of the authors where bottom track density was modeled, presented model can be used for calibration and optimization of the diffusion chambers used for radon measurements.
Type: Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2021.109873
ISSN: 0969806X
SCOPUS: 85119288261
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Science, Kragujevac
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