May 23 – 27, 2017
Seoul
Asia/Seoul timezone

Radon Daughter Plateout

May 25, 2017, 2:30 PM
1h
Seoul

Seoul

Board: 11

Speaker

Dr Joseph Street (South Dakota School of Mines)

Description

Rare event searches work very hard to identify and procure radiopure materials for detector components. These components may be contaminated after manufacture with long-lived $^{210}$Pb, produced by the decay of atmospheric radon. We will show how the rate of radon daughter plateout can vary by orders of magnitude due to various environmental factors including material type, surface orientation, and ventilation.

Primary author

Dr Joseph Street (South Dakota School of Mines)

Presentation materials