publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Real-time setup to measure radon emission during rock deformation: implications for geochemical surveillance

Paola Tuccimei; S Mollo; Michele Soligo; Piergiorgio Scarlato; M Castelluccio;
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  • Published: 01 May 2015 Journal: Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, volume 4, issue 1, pages 111-119 (issn: 2193-0856, eissn: 2193-0864, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Copernicus Publications
  • Country: Italy
<jats:p>Abstract. Laboratory experiments can represent a valid approach to unravel the complex interplay between the geochemical behaviour of radon and rock deformation mechanisms. In light of this, we present a new real-time experimental setup for analysing in continuum the alpha-emitting 222Rn and 220Rn daughters over variable stress–strain regimes. The most innovative segment of this setup consists of the radon accumulation chamber obtained from a tough and durable material that can host large cylindrical rock samples. The accumulation chamber is connected, in a closed-loop configuration, to a gas-drying unit and to a RAD7 radon monitor. A recirculating pump ...
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free text keywords: atmospheric science; geology; oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geology, Oceanography, lcsh:Geophysics. Cosmic physics, lcsh:QC801-809, Mineralogy, Volcano, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Radon, chemistry.chemical_element, chemistry, Linear variable differential transformer, Cylinder, Detector, Deformation (mechanics), Deformation mechanism, Creep, Geology
Funded by
EPOS Implementation Phase
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 676564
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Validated by funder
InteGrated Laboratories to investigate the mechanics of ASeismic vs. Seismic faulting
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 259256
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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