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Radon Concentration in Some Building Materials in Using CR-39 Track Detector

1Physics Department, College of Science, Mosul Univ., Mosul, Iraq

2Physics Department, College of Science, Al-Nahrain Univ., Baghdad, Iraq


International Journal of Physics. 2013, Vol. 1 No. 3, 73-76
DOI: 10.12691/ijp-1-3-3
Copyright © 2013 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
Laith A. Najam, Nada F. Tawfiq, Rana Hesham Mahmood. Radon Concentration in Some Building Materials in Using CR-39 Track Detector. International Journal of Physics. 2013; 1(3):73-76. doi: 10.12691/ijp-1-3-3.

Correspondence to: Laith A. Najam, Physics Department, College of Science, Mosul Univ., Mosul, Iraq. Email: dr_laithahmed@yahoo.com

Abstract

The building materials are the sources of radon gas in the indoor air. The determination of radon and its progeny was performed by passive detection technique. Fifteenth commonly building construction materials used in were studied for radon concentration using the "sealed can technique" and CR-39 solid state nuclear track detectors (SSNTDs). The result of radon concentrations in the selected building materials ranges from 121.95Bq/m3 in Iraqi natural building stone, Iraqi Kashi and Egyptian ceramics to 383.3Bq/m3 in Turkish red granite. The radon surface exhalation rate and mass exhalation rate were ranged from 0.72Bq.m-2.h-1, 0.21Bq.kg-1.h-1to 2.3 Bq.m-2.h-1, 0.65Bq.kg-1.h-1 respectively.

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