Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1997, 62, 218-222

Decay Characteristics of Electrostatically Collected Samples of Radon Daughters

Čestmír Jecha, Zdeněk Janoutb, Ján Koníčekb, Jiří Kubaštab, Stanislav Pospíšilb and Miloslav Vobeckýc

a J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic
b Department of Physics, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, 115 19 Prague 1, Czech Republic
c Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic


Samples of radon daughters collected electrostatically from the air in various conditions were analyzed by measuring their decay curves (both integral and for the spectrometrically resolved components). The results are helpful for establishing electrostatic collection as a sampling method in radon daughters measurements.

Keywords: Radon daughters; Radon measurements; Electrostatic collection.