Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 80, Issue 1–2, pp 153–163 | Cite as

A new method for the determination of radon in soil air by the “open vial” and integral counting with a liquid scintillation counter

  • K. Horiuchi
  • Y. Murakami
Radioanalytical Methods

Abstract

A new method is described for the determination of Rn in soil gas. Open vials containing a liquid scintillator solution, suspended in a hole of the ground surface, absorb a fixed proportion of Rn present in soil gas. This allows the total Rn concentration to be determined. The method described is rapid, simple and reproducible. It should have many kinds of field application.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Horiuchi
    • 1
  • Y. Murakami
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTokyo Metropolitan UniversityTokyo(Japan)
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, School of Hygienic SciencesKitasato UniversityKanagawa(Japan)

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