Passive Radon Progeny Dosimeters based on Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTD)
Daniel Steck, Physics
Radon-related lung cancer is responsible for approximately 21,00 deaths each year in the U.S. alone. The risk of developing lung cancer is associated with the cumulative energy delivered to the lung by radon progeny. However, despite the fact that the risk arises from exposure to radon progeny, most exposure studies are currently based on measured radon levels. The purpose of this work was to develop a detector that could quantify the available dose from radon progeny. The detector developed is able to accurately measure the airborne dose as well as reconstruct the historical radon concentration when its measurements are combined with a dosimetric model.
Berglund, Julie, "Passive Radon Progeny Dosimeters based on Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTD)" (2004). Honors Theses. 418.