Calibration of G.M. counters for direct counting of radon in the atmosphere
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Calibration of G.M. counters for direct counting of radon in the atmosphere by V. V. Shirvaikar

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Published by Air Monitoring Section, Health Physics Division, Atomic Energy Establishment Trombay in Bombay, India .
Written in English


  • Atmospheric radon -- Measurement,
  • Geiger-Müller counters

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Statementby V.V. Shirvaikar and R.M. Sachdev.
ContributionsSachdev, R. N., India. Atomic Energy Commission.
The Physical Object
Pagination12 leaves :
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17615322M

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