Sensitive, fast-responding passive electrostatic radon monitor

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Proceedings titleProceedings of IEEE Sensors
Conference10th IEEE SENSORS Conference 2011, SENSORS 2011, 28 October 2011 through 31 October 2011, Limerick
Article number6127315
Pages10741077; # of pages: 4
SubjectCount rates; Radon concentrations; Radon detectors; Radon monitors; Readout Electronics; Second generation; Turn-on transients; Electrostatics; Sensors; Radon
AbstractA second generation fast-responding passive radon detector using electrostatic concentration and enhanced readout electronics has been designed, built and tested. This detector utilizes the custom α-detecting IC called αRAM. In order to assess the response time, simulations were performed to analyze the turn-on transient of the detector. In an ambient with constant radon concentration, simulations indicate 1.44 hours will be required for the detector to reach 90% of its maximum count rate. This result is consistent with experimental findings using both first and second generation passive radon detectors. © 2011 IEEE.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Institute for Microstructural Sciences
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NPARC number21271507
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