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Title: A study of CR-39 plastic charged-particle detector replacement by consumer imaging sensors

Abstract

Consumer imaging sensors (CIS) are examined for real-time charged-particle detection and CR-39 plastic detector replacement. Removing cover glass from CIS is hard if not impossible, in particular for the latest inexpensive webcam models. We show that $10-class CIS are sensitive to MeV and higher energy protons and α-particles by using a 90Sr β-source with its cover glass in place. Indirect, real-time, high-resolution detection is also feasible when combining CIS with a ZnS:Ag phosphor screen and optics. Furthermore, noise reduction in CIS is nevertheless important for the indirect approach.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC). Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1341865
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-23545
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; RSINAK; TRN: US1701745
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 11; Conference: The 21th Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, Madison, WI (United States), 5 Jun 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; magnetic fusion energy

Citation Formats

Plaud-Ramos, Kenie Omar, Freeman, Matthew Stouten, Wei, Wanchun, Guardincerri, Elena, Bacon, Jeffrey Darnell, Cowan, Joseph Sarno, Durham, J. Matthew, Huang, Di, Gao, Jun, Hoffbauer, Mark Arles, Morley, Deborah Jean, Morris, Christopher L., Poulson, Daniel Cris, and Wang, Zhehui. A study of CR-39 plastic charged-particle detector replacement by consumer imaging sensors. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4960168.
Plaud-Ramos, Kenie Omar, Freeman, Matthew Stouten, Wei, Wanchun, Guardincerri, Elena, Bacon, Jeffrey Darnell, Cowan, Joseph Sarno, Durham, J. Matthew, Huang, Di, Gao, Jun, Hoffbauer, Mark Arles, Morley, Deborah Jean, Morris, Christopher L., Poulson, Daniel Cris, & Wang, Zhehui. A study of CR-39 plastic charged-particle detector replacement by consumer imaging sensors. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960168.
Plaud-Ramos, Kenie Omar, Freeman, Matthew Stouten, Wei, Wanchun, Guardincerri, Elena, Bacon, Jeffrey Darnell, Cowan, Joseph Sarno, Durham, J. Matthew, Huang, Di, Gao, Jun, Hoffbauer, Mark Arles, Morley, Deborah Jean, Morris, Christopher L., Poulson, Daniel Cris, and Wang, Zhehui. Wed . "A study of CR-39 plastic charged-particle detector replacement by consumer imaging sensors". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4960168. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1341865.
@article{osti_1341865,
title = {A study of CR-39 plastic charged-particle detector replacement by consumer imaging sensors},
author = {Plaud-Ramos, Kenie Omar and Freeman, Matthew Stouten and Wei, Wanchun and Guardincerri, Elena and Bacon, Jeffrey Darnell and Cowan, Joseph Sarno and Durham, J. Matthew and Huang, Di and Gao, Jun and Hoffbauer, Mark Arles and Morley, Deborah Jean and Morris, Christopher L. and Poulson, Daniel Cris and Wang, Zhehui},
abstractNote = {Consumer imaging sensors (CIS) are examined for real-time charged-particle detection and CR-39 plastic detector replacement. Removing cover glass from CIS is hard if not impossible, in particular for the latest inexpensive webcam models. We show that $10-class CIS are sensitive to MeV and higher energy protons and α-particles by using a 90Sr β-source with its cover glass in place. Indirect, real-time, high-resolution detection is also feasible when combining CIS with a ZnS:Ag phosphor screen and optics. Furthermore, noise reduction in CIS is nevertheless important for the indirect approach.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4960168},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 11,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Aug 03 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Aug 03 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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