In track detectors as CR39 and other polycarbonate compounds the path of an ionizing particle is revealed by the chemical etching of the damaged trail, by conical pitches which depend on the properties, etching time and conditions of the solution and on travelling ion characteristics. Many experimental studied have been done on calibrations, to correlate the track patterns to the charge and energy of ions. However no much has been done to discriminate effectively the species and, when possible, the energy of ions. In this contribution we investigate the possibility to solve the problem of discrimination by using the correlations between diameter and depth of conical pitch of the tracks and by an accurate control of etching time depending on charge and energy of ions.
|Title of host publication||35th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2008, EPS 2008 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||35th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2008 Combined with the 10th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets - Hersonissos, Crete, Greece|
Duration: 09 Jun 2008 → 13 Jun 2008
|Name||35th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2008, EPS 2008 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts|
|Conference||35th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2008 Combined with the 10th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets|
|Period||09/06/2008 → 13/06/2008|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics