Radioactivity and radon emanation fraction of the granites sampled at Misasa and Badgastein

Akihiro Sakoda, Katsumi Hanamoto, Yuu Ishimori, Tomohiro Nagamatsu, Kiyonori Yamaoka

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The chemical composition was analyzed and the radioactivity, radon exhalation rate and emanation fraction were measured to investigate the characteristics of the granites sampled at Misasa and Badgastein, world famous for radon therapy. The Misasa granite was probably composed of quartz, albite and microcline. The Badgastein granite was probably composed of quartz and muscovite. The radon exhalation rates and emanation fractions of the Misasa granite were much higher than those of the Badgastein granite, regardless of the 226Ra activity concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)648-652
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume66
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2008

Fingerprint

granite
radon
radioactivity
exhalation
quartz
muscovite
therapy
chemical composition

Keywords

  • Badgastein
  • Granite
  • Misasa
  • Radioactivity
  • Radon emanation fraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

Cite this

Radioactivity and radon emanation fraction of the granites sampled at Misasa and Badgastein. / Sakoda, Akihiro; Hanamoto, Katsumi; Ishimori, Yuu; Nagamatsu, Tomohiro; Yamaoka, Kiyonori.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 66, No. 5, 05.2008, p. 648-652.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{9b7e6a7e29ac49b68c13b45d1fd449fe,
title = "Radioactivity and radon emanation fraction of the granites sampled at Misasa and Badgastein",
abstract = "The chemical composition was analyzed and the radioactivity, radon exhalation rate and emanation fraction were measured to investigate the characteristics of the granites sampled at Misasa and Badgastein, world famous for radon therapy. The Misasa granite was probably composed of quartz, albite and microcline. The Badgastein granite was probably composed of quartz and muscovite. The radon exhalation rates and emanation fractions of the Misasa granite were much higher than those of the Badgastein granite, regardless of the 226Ra activity concentrations.",
keywords = "Badgastein, Granite, Misasa, Radioactivity, Radon emanation fraction",
author = "Akihiro Sakoda and Katsumi Hanamoto and Yuu Ishimori and Tomohiro Nagamatsu and Kiyonori Yamaoka",
year = "2008",
month = "5",
doi = "10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.11.015",
language = "English",
volume = "66",
pages = "648--652",
journal = "Applied Radiation and Isotopes",
issn = "0969-8043",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Radioactivity and radon emanation fraction of the granites sampled at Misasa and Badgastein

AU - Sakoda, Akihiro

AU - Hanamoto, Katsumi

AU - Ishimori, Yuu

AU - Nagamatsu, Tomohiro

AU - Yamaoka, Kiyonori

PY - 2008/5

Y1 - 2008/5

N2 - The chemical composition was analyzed and the radioactivity, radon exhalation rate and emanation fraction were measured to investigate the characteristics of the granites sampled at Misasa and Badgastein, world famous for radon therapy. The Misasa granite was probably composed of quartz, albite and microcline. The Badgastein granite was probably composed of quartz and muscovite. The radon exhalation rates and emanation fractions of the Misasa granite were much higher than those of the Badgastein granite, regardless of the 226Ra activity concentrations.

AB - The chemical composition was analyzed and the radioactivity, radon exhalation rate and emanation fraction were measured to investigate the characteristics of the granites sampled at Misasa and Badgastein, world famous for radon therapy. The Misasa granite was probably composed of quartz, albite and microcline. The Badgastein granite was probably composed of quartz and muscovite. The radon exhalation rates and emanation fractions of the Misasa granite were much higher than those of the Badgastein granite, regardless of the 226Ra activity concentrations.

KW - Badgastein

KW - Granite

KW - Misasa

KW - Radioactivity

KW - Radon emanation fraction

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=41549139188&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=41549139188&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.11.015

DO - 10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.11.015

M3 - Article

C2 - 18222697

AN - SCOPUS:41549139188

VL - 66

SP - 648

EP - 652

JO - Applied Radiation and Isotopes

JF - Applied Radiation and Isotopes

SN - 0969-8043

IS - 5

ER -