Radon monitor using custom α-detecting MOS integrated circuit

Creator: 

Griffin, Ryan Hunter

Date: 

2008

Abstract: 

A passive direct-reading radon monitor utilizing a custom a particle detecting MOS integrated circuit and electrostatic radon progeny concentrator has been designed, built and successfully tested. Experimental results reveal that quantum efficiency for α detection is unity within experimental error. Radon concentrations of 150 Bq/m3 can be detected in 30 hours with ±10% accuracy. This monitor appears suitable for low-cost, high-volume production.

Subject: 

Radon -- Measurement
Radon -- Decay
Radon -- Health aspects
Metal oxide semiconductors -- Effect of radiation on

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Engineering: 
M.Eng.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Engineering, Electrical

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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