Application of plastic track detectors for detection of light nuclei

G. Somogyi, M. Várnagy, G. Pető

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Abstract

The possibilities of registrating and discriminating the products of the reactions D+D and D+T in cellulose nitrate and in cellulose acetate track detectors were studied. It has been shown, that the sensitivity of the solid state track detectors can be varied by using different etching reagents, and so it is possible to detect even proton tracks in these plastics. Using a given mixture as developing reagent, at cellulose acetate we evaluated the critical rate of energy loss for alphas, tritons and protons. The investigated plastics are applicable for studying such nuclear reactions, where the outgoing particles are 3H, 3He and 4He. By means of this method we could monitor neutrons from D+D and D+T reactions, and determine the tritium contamination of a deuterium target.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods
Volume59
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1968

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Application of plastic track detectors for detection of light nuclei. / Somogyi, G.; Várnagy, M.; Pető, G.

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