A continuous radon monitoring system based on a solid-state silicon detector

R. Peña-Eguiluz, J. M. Garcí­a-Hernández, F. J. Ramí­rez-Jiménez

Abstract


This paper describes the design of a programmable stay-alone continuous radon monitoring system able to detect, count and store the amount of alpha particles with an energy of 5.49 MeV produced by the radioactive decay of environmental radon-222. It is included the electronic circuit design, the software development as well as the user interface and the hardware ensemble of all the system components.

Keywords


radon monitoring; microcontroller; alpha detector

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