A short-time method to measure the radon potential of porous materials.

  title={A short-time method to measure the radon potential of porous materials.},
  author={Israel L{\'o}pez-Coto and Jos{\'e} Luis Mas and Juan Pedro Bol{\'i}var and Rafael Garc{\'i}a-Tenorio},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  volume={67 1},
The radiological risk associated with the use of solid materials has been traditionally established according to their radon exhalation rates, the accumulation chamber technique being the most widely used for the determination of this quantity. However, this coupled methodology has two important drawbacks: the calculated exhalation rate value depends strongly on the experimental setup used; hence widely varying values can be calculated for the same material. Furthermore, this technique usually… CONTINUE READING

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