Développement d'un dosimètre électronique compact à base de capteurs CMOS pour la mesure du radon

Abstract : Radon detection is a long-standing challenge in the field of radioprotection, and the IPHC Institute of Strasbourg has pushed for the development of a fully electronic device, portable and really standalone. Our first prototype of CMOS system-on-chip is presented, together with efficiency tests and the corresponding physics simulations (TRIM, GEANT IV). We describe several electronic boards which have been developed for various kinds of tests, firstly passive detection of alpha-particles from gaseous 222Rn in a large spectrum of activity concentrations. In a second stage, active collection of the daughter isotopes 218Po and 214Po was performed: these elements, appearing as attached on the aerosols present in air, are an important contribution to internal alpha-irradiation. The final electronic system, of only 10 cm size, includes four independent chips to ensure simultaneous detection of radon gas and its aerosols. An excellent linearity has been measured up to 80 kBq.m-3 on the BACCARA bench of the IRSN at Saclay. A new generation chip is also studied.
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Physics [physics]. Université Louis Pasteur - Strasbourg I, 2007. French


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Stéphane Higueret. Développement d'un dosimètre électronique compact à base de capteurs CMOS pour la mesure du radon. Physics [physics]. Université Louis Pasteur - Strasbourg I, 2007. French. <tel-00391848>

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