Journal of Radiation Research and Radiation Proces ›› 2018, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (5): 50402-050402.doi: 10.11889/j.1000-3436.2018.rrj.36.050402

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Application of radiation crosslinking technology in anti-radon coating

XUE Sumei, DU Qingsu, WAN Jun   

  1. School of Public Health, Soochow University, Jiangsu Colleges of Radiation Medicine Collaborative Innovation Center, Key Laboratory of Radiological Medicine and Protection of Jiangsu Province, Suzhou 215123, China
  • Received:2018-06-14 Revised:2018-08-02 Online:2018-10-20 Published:2018-10-29
  • Supported by:

    Supported by Graduate Student Scientific Research Innovation Projects in Jiangsu Province (SJLX15_0589)


The cross-linking effect of radiation on acrylic paint was investigated in order to block the emission of radon from walls and to reduce its harmful influence on the human body. As a result, a new method is proposed for the development of an anti-radon coating. The investigated coating was irradiated with gamma-rays, and the absorbed dose was in the range of 1 to 10 kGy in increments of 1 kGy. Subsequently, the cross-linking effect of the different absorbed doses on the coating was examined. The results indicated that when the absorbed dose was less than 2 kGy, the cross-linking effect of the coating increased with the absorbed dose, and the corresponding radon prevention efficiency also gradually increased. An absorbed dose of 2 kGy resulted in a maximum value of 67.3% for the flood prevention efficiency. In the case when the absorbed dose was more than 2 kGy, the cross-linking effect gradually decreased with an increase in the absorbed dose, and the anti-radon effect of the paint progressively deteriorated.

Key words: Irradiation, Cross-linked, Anti-radon, Coating

CLC Number: 

  • TL99