From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2016
Xenon gamma-ray spectrometer for monitoring of 222Rn concentration by means of measurement of its daughter nuclei
gamma-ray emission intensity and the main characteristics of this device are presented. Time variations of radon
concentration can be interpreted as possible precursors of the Earth’s seismic activity, such as an earthquake, several
days prior to these events. The results of the first experiments that were carried out in the Caucasus region of Russia
show the possibility of using the described xenon gamma-ray spectrometer for this task.
Alexander S. Novikov, Sergey E. Ulin, Valery V. Dmitrenko, Konstantin F. Vlasik, Ziyaetdin M. Uteshev, Alexander E. Shustov, Denis V. Petrenko, and Oksana V. Bychkova, "Xenon gamma-ray spectrometer for the monitoring of radon concentration for possible earthquake precursors search," Proc. SPIE 9968, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XVIII, 99680V (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 30, 2016; Published: 30 September 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2235744.
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