[ RadSafe ] Radsafe Posting - Alpha Creep References
cary_rdsfe at pacbell.net
Thu Mar 16 17:57:50 CST 2006
I should have looked at those links first...
the terms: alpha recoil contamination
might be better...
This looks like a good start:
Transport of Radioactive Material by Alpha Recoil
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mathematical model for the transport of alpha-recoil
aggregates through filters. ... Forms of
contamination of the environment by radionuclides
--- Cary Renquist <cary_rdsfe at pacbell.net> wrote:
> Try a search for
> "alpha recoil" contamination creep
> Here is a tiny url to a google search for the terms
> Here are a couple of links:
> re-entrainment of particles, and alpha recoil
> multiple filters. In his letter Dr. Rickards.
> explains that alpha emitters like plutonium may
> creep ...
> 2) Alpha recoil is a DOE term, for the ability
> alpha emitters, like plutonium, to creep .
> 4 HEPA filters in a row! ...
> Best regards,
> >We are looking for reference material on the
> phenomenon of the
> >spread of alpha contamination due to "alpha creep"
> some of us HPs
> >know it. We have checked the Radsafe Archives, our
> textbooks, and
> >web searched, but to no avail. Anybody have any
> references or a
> >site that you can point us to?
> >Thanks in advance.
> >Tom O'Brien, CHP
> >National Institutes of Standards and Technology
> >Health Physics Group - MS 1733
> >100 Bureau Drive, Building 235
> >Gaithersburg, MD 20889
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