Correction for radon distribution in solid/liquid and air phases in gamma-ray spectrometry

P. Carconi, F. Cardellini, M.L. Cozzella, P. De Felice, A. Fazio

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The effect of radon diffusion and distribution between a226Ra matrix and the top air gap inside sample containers for gamma-ray spectrometry was studied. Containers filled at almost 100% or just 70% of total capacity yielded correction factors of about 7% and 20% respectively. Applying these correction factors allowed activity values calculated from226Ra or radon decay products to agree within 2%. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2119 - 2123
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation

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