Nuclear Techniques ›› 2014, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (06): 60206-060206.doi: 10.11889/j.0253-3219.2014.hjs.37.060206

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Design of energy spectrum device for radon measuring with electrostatic collection method

GUO Huiping WEI Zhihao LYU Ning LYU Wenhui BAO Weihong ZHAO Yonggang   

  1. (The Second Artillery Engineering University, Xi’an 710025, China)
  • Received:2013-08-21 Revised:2014-03-06 Online:2014-06-10 Published:2014-06-04

Abstract:

Background: This research is to take energy spectrum of α particle into consideration in the measurement of radon. Purpose: We aim to find the influence factors of screening particle energy during the process of detector design. Methods: Based on the electrostatic collection radon measurement method, in order to study the influence factors of the measurement such as aluminum foil and air layer, the reasonable radiation source and geometric model are abstracted and calculated with Geant4 software. Results: The best ranges of aluminum foil thickness and air layer thickness are obtained by analyzing their relationship with α energy, the Full Width at Half Maximum (FWHM), the energy resolution, the distance of peaks and the peaks screening power. Conclusion: With the results adopted above, the energy spectrum device is fabricated. Based on the α energy spectrum sampled in a radon chamber, the validity of this design has been proved. It provides a set of reliable data for the design of radon measuring device with electrostatic collection method.

Key words: Electrostatic collection, Geant4, Radon measurement, &alpha, spectrum, Monte Carlo