Monitoring for Ionising Radiation

Rules of thumbs, frequently asked questions, techniques, hints and tips to consider when monitoring ionising radiation

  • Use Counts per Second (CPS) to find it, and Dose Rate to define it

    Published: Sep 29, 2021

    Source: Ionactive Radiation Protection Resource

    • CPS
    • Counter per second
    • Dose Rate
    • Micro Sv/h
    • Radiation monitoring technique

    Don't get too hung up on the labels  / titles applied to radiation monitoring equipment. A CPS (counts per second monitor) might be used for measurement of contamination, and might be labelled a contamination monitor, but it has other uses. 

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