Charge and energy discrimination of ions in CR39 track detectors by diameter-depth correlations

S. Cavallaro*, D. Margarone, L. Torrisi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication35th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2008, EPS 2008 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts
Pages1715-1718
Number of pages4
Edition3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event35th 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 200813 Jun 2008

Publication series

Name35th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2008, EPS 2008 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts
Number3
Volume32

Conference

Conference35th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2008 Combined with the 10th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets
CountryGreece
CityHersonissos, Crete
Period09/06/200813/06/2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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