• Effect of environmental conditions on radon concentration-track density calibration factor of solid-state nuclear track detectors

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      Radon; calibration factor; environmental conditions; solid-state nuclear track detectors

    • Abstract

       

      In this work, the effect of environmental conditions viz., temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH) on the track density-radon concentrations calibration factor (K) has been studied for CR-39 and LR-115 track detectors. The factorK was determined using a reference radon chamber in the National Institute for Standards (NIS) in Egypt. Track detectors were etched at the recommended optimum etching conditions.

      It is found that, the calibration factorK varies with bothT and RH, so they should be considered for the sake of uncertainty reduction. Good agreement is found between the calculated and measured values ofK and the compatibility between them is in the range of experimental uncertainty.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      A El-Sersy1 M Mansy1 A Hussein2

      1. National Institute for Standards, Tersa St. El-Haram, Giza, Egypt
      2. Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Menoufiya University, Shebin El-Koam, Egypt
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