Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2006, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (2): 92 doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(06)60019-5

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Calculation and measurement of migration coefficient of radon under laboratory conditions

LE Ren-Chang1,* WANG Xiao-Qin2   

  1. 1 Department of Physics, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350007, China;
    2 Department of Nuclear Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC27606, USA
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LE Ren-Chang WANG Xiao-Qin. Calculation and measurement of migration coefficient of radon under laboratory conditions.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2006, 17(2): 92     doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(06)60019-5
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Abstract: Under laboratory conditions (i.e. a sealed system in which the temperature may vary according to air temperature), the migration of radon in upward, downward and horizontal directions has been investigated. After a period of accumulation, the spatial distribution profile of radon was drawn on the basis of the experimental data. The profile showed whorl-shape with bigger ends. The longer the accumulation time, the bigger the whorl end, and the higher the radon concentration is. By fitting the experimental data by least-square statistical method, we find that the distributions of radon follow negative exponential functions in the upward, downward and horizontal directions. However, exponents for the three directions are not exactly identical. The upward migration is more effective than the downward one and both upward and downward migrations are more effective than the horizontal one.

Key words: Radon, Migration coefficient, Diffusion coefficient