A comparative study on the characteristics of radioactivities and negative air ions originating from the minerals in some radon hot springs

Akihiro Sakoda, Katsumi Hanamoto, Naoto Haruki, Tomohiro Nagamatsu, Kiyonori Yamaoka

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Abstract

To elucidate the characteristics of some radon hot springs, we simulated a hot spring by soaking the rocks for the radon therapy in water and measured the concentrations of radon and negative air ions in various conditions. In the results, the individual rock structure could contribute to radon leaching because the radon leaching rates were independent of the grain sizes. More negative air ions were generated by the wet rocks than by the dry rocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-56
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Badgastein
  • Leaching
  • Misasa
  • Negative air ion
  • Radioactive rock
  • Radon
  • Radon hot spring

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  • Radiation

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A comparative study on the characteristics of radioactivities and negative air ions originating from the minerals in some radon hot springs. / Sakoda, Akihiro; Hanamoto, Katsumi; Haruki, Naoto; Nagamatsu, Tomohiro; Yamaoka, Kiyonori.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 65, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 50-56.

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