Takeshi Iimoto

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Activities on radon management strategy of international organisations (International Atomic Energy Agency, International Commission on Radiation Protection, etc.) should be carefully and continuously traced to discuss how to control radon in various environments, for example, dwellings, workplace, underground, caves, mines, hot springs, disposal facilities(More)
In order to easily measure the activity size distribution of radon progeny, a new instrument was developed that can determine their activity median diameter in a low level environment within 90 min. A four stage low-pressure cascade impactor was used. The particle size cut-off points were >2,100, 700, 210 and 70 nm, based on a particle density of 1 g(More)
Activities were introduced in Kashiwa city in the Tokyo metropolitan area to correspond to the elevated environmental radiation level after the disaster of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. These were based on a strong cooperation between local governments and experts. Ambient dose rate and radioactivity of foodstuff produced inside of the city(More)
The accident of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Cooperation (TEPCO) after the great east Japan earthquake (11 March 2011) elevated the background level of environmental radiation in Eastern Japan. Around the Tokyo metropolitan area, especially around Kashiwa and Nagareyama cities, the ambient dose equivalent rate has been(More)
Most commercially based activated charcoal radon collectors were designed for use in indoor environments. However, at present, they are often used for research in radon surveys in unique environments, such as in the bathrooms, underground areas, mines, caves and tunnels. In these environments, the relative humidity would be around 100%, and a change in the(More)
A continuous potential alpha energy concentration monitor was developed to estimate the lung dose for inhalation of radon progeny. A silicon semiconductor detector was used as a detector. The build-up method was used and alpha particles emitted from 218Po, 214Po, 212Bi, and 212Po were detected. As 218Po and 212Bi have alpha particles of nearly the same(More)
A novel neutron dose measurement method that flexibly responds to variations in the neutron field is being developed by Japan Atomic Energy Agency. This is an implementation of the multi-detector method (first introduced in 1960s) for neutron dose evaluation using a convex hull in the response space defined for multiple detectors. The convex hull provides a(More)
After the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, 'hot spots' were found in Tokatsu area in Chiba prefecture. Although ambient radiation dose in this area was too low to harm residents' health, local residents were particularly worried about possible adverse effects from exposure to radiation. To avoid unnecessary panic reactions in the public, local(More)
An imaging plate (IP) system was used as an effective detector for direct measurement of radioactive surface contamination. The IP system displayed images designating the locations and extent of fixed surface contamination of uranyl acetate. The amount of radioactive waste produced during decontamination was reduced because the contaminated spots could be(More)
Neutron-induced reaction rate depth profiles inside concrete shield irradiated by intermediate energy neutron were calculated using a Monte-Carlo code and compared with an experiment. An irradiation field of intermediate neutron produced in the forward direction from a thick (stopping length) target bombarded by 400 MeV nucleon(-1) carbon ions was arranged(More)