Monitoring airborne alpha-emitter contamination

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Facilities that may produce airborne alpha emitter contamination require a continuous air monitoring (CAM) system. However, these traditional CAMs have difficulty in environments with large quantities of non-radioactive particulates such as dust and salt. Los Alamos has developed an airborne plutonium sensor (APS) for the REBOUND experiment at the Nevada Test Site which detects alpha contamination directly in the air, and so is less vulnerable to the problems associated with counting activity on a filter. In addition, radon compensation is built into the detector by the use of two measurement chambers.

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Kerr, P.L.; Koster, J.E.; Conaway, J.G.; Bounds, J.A.; Whitley, C.W. & Steadman, P.A. February 1, 1998.

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Facilities that may produce airborne alpha emitter contamination require a continuous air monitoring (CAM) system. However, these traditional CAMs have difficulty in environments with large quantities of non-radioactive particulates such as dust and salt. Los Alamos has developed an airborne plutonium sensor (APS) for the REBOUND experiment at the Nevada Test Site which detects alpha contamination directly in the air, and so is less vulnerable to the problems associated with counting activity on a filter. In addition, radon compensation is built into the detector by the use of two measurement chambers.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98003302

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  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) nuclear science symposium and medical imaging conference, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 11-13 Nov 1997

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  • Other: DE98003302
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-4609
  • Report No.: CONF-971147--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/645464 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 645464
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693456

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Kerr, P.L.; Koster, J.E.; Conaway, J.G.; Bounds, J.A.; Whitley, C.W. & Steadman, P.A. Monitoring airborne alpha-emitter contamination, report, February 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693456/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.