Emanation Study of Gas Radon on the Ancient Cuexcomate Geyser in Puebla City, Mexico

  • J.A. Monarca Serrano Facultad de Ingeniería, Colegio de Geofísica. Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • M. De Jesus Cirilo Facultad de Ingeniería, Colegio de Geofísica. Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla
  • C. Vazquez-Lopez Departamento de Física. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional Ave. IPN 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco. 07360, Ciudad de México.
  • B.E. Zendejas-Leal Departamento de Física. Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional Ave. IPN 2508, Col. San Pedro Zacatenco. 07360, Ciudad de México.
  • J.I. Golzarri Instituto de Física. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Circuito de la Investigación Científica, Ciudad Universitaria. 04520, Ciudad de México.
  • G. Espinosa Instituto de Física. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Circuito de la Investigación Científica, Ciudad Universitaria. 04520, Ciudad de México.
Keywords: Radon detection, Cuexcomate volcano, Radon and rainfall

Abstract

Radon measurements were collected over a period of nine months in the area of the ancient Cuexcomate geyser, in Puebla City. For measuring radon, the passive method of nuclear tracks in solids was used, using polycarbonate CR-39 as radiation sensitive material. Radon concentrations varied in strong anti-correlation with the rainfall intensity. And are lower compared to other locations, in concordance with the stratigraphic composition, as travertine and deposits of volcanic origin, corresponding to the geyser chemical composition and the active environment in the north part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt with an andesitic and basalt composition.

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Published
2016-08-08
How to Cite
J.A. Monarca Serrano, M. De Jesus Cirilo, C. Vazquez-Lopez, B.E. Zendejas-Leal, J.I. Golzarri, & G. Espinosa. (2016). Emanation Study of Gas Radon on the Ancient Cuexcomate Geyser in Puebla City, Mexico . Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications, 4(1), 277-284. https://doi.org/10.15415/jnp.2016.41026
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