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Appendix A: Radioactive Contamination Monitoring

  1. Larry A. Burchfield President Chief Executive Officer

Published Online: 16 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470495780.app1

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response

How to Cite

Burchfield, L. A. (2009) Appendix A: Radioactive Contamination Monitoring, in Radiation Safety: Protection and Management for Homeland Security and Emergency Response, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470495780.app1

Author Information

  1. Radiochemistry Society, Richland, Washington, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471793335

Online ISBN: 9780470495780

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Summary

This appendix contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of Nuclear Detection Equipment

  • Dose Rate Meters

  • Dosimeters

  • Surface Contamination Meters

  • Airborne Contamination Meters and Gas Monitors

  • Basic Radiation Instrument Components

  • Ionization Chambers as Gas-Filled Detectors

  • Proportional Counters and Gas Amplification

  • Geiger-Müller Counters and Detector Output

  • Practical Ionization Chamber Instruments

  • Practical Proportional Counters

  • Practical Geiger-Müller Counters

  • Scintillation Counters

  • Practical Bulk Scintillation Counters

  • Practical Scintillation Counter Contamination Monitors

  • Solid State Detectors

  • Practical Solid State Detectors

  • Testing Dose Rate Meters

  • Procedures for Using a Dose Rate Meter

  • Testing and Calibration of Surface Contamination Meters

  • Use of a Surface Contamination Meter

  • Procedures for Using a Surface Contamination Meter

  • Special Surface Contamination Monitoring Techniques

  • The Measurement of Airborne Contamination

  • Criteria for the Selection of Monitoring Instruments