Indoor radon is a potential health hazard for the general public, especially in buildings with poor ventilation.
This realisation has sparked a flurry of scientific activity aimed at measuring radon concentration levels and assessing the nature and extent of risks involved.
In this regard a variety of dosemeters have been developed and used in surveys of radon concentration measurements.
In this article the passive dosemeters which are based on solid state nuclear track detectors are reviewed.
The principle of passive dosimetry and the factors affecting their performance are discussed.
The characteristics of SSNTD materials in relation to their behaviour under different environmental conditions are tabulated and discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Radon, Détecteur, Etat solide, Trace nucléaire, Logement habitation, Descendance, Dosimètre passif, Gaz, Concentration, Evaluation performance, Environnement, Produit radioactif
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radon, Detector, Solid state, Nuclear track, Housing, Progeny, Passive dosimeter, Gases, Concentration, Performance evaluation, Environment, Radioactive product
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Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 199406.