Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
Research article
27 May 2015
Research article |  | 27 May 2015

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

P. Tuccimei, S. Mollo, M. Soligo, P. Scarlato, and M. Castelluccio


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We present a new real-time experimental setup for analysing in continuum radon emissions over variable stress-strain regimes. The setup consists of a radon accumulation chamber that can host large cylindrical rock samples and is connected to a RAD7 radon monitor. The radon signal is enhanced using a heating system. The accumulation chamber is then placed into a uniaxial testing apparatus that allows obtaining a variety of deformation conditions.