• Radon exhalation studies in building materials using solid-state nuclear track detectors

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      Radon exhalation; building materials; track detector

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      Indoor radon has been recognized as one of the health hazards for mankind. Building materials constitute the second most important source of radon in dwellings. The common building materials used in the construction of dwellings are studied for radon exhalation rate. The ‘Can’ technique using LR-115 type-II solid-state nuclear track detector has been used for these measurements. The radon exhalation rate in these samples varies from 4.75 m Bq m−2 h−1 (0.14 m Bq kg−1 h−1) for limestone to 506.76 m Bq m−2 h−1 (15.24 m Bq kg−1 h−1) for soil.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Ajay Kumar1 Surinder Singh1

      1. Department of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar - 143 005, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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