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On some uses of the recording op fission fragments occurring in insulators; Sur quelques utilisations de l'enregistrement des fragments de fission dans les isolants

Abstract

The passage of fission fragments is manifested in insulators by the formation of damage lines which can easily be observed by transparence using the electron microscope after a suitable chemical attack. Since the recording efficiency is 100 per cent for mica and plastics this phenomenon has a certain number of applications. After briefly recalling the interaction processes between charged particles and matter, and giving a quantitative study of the relationships connecting the various parameters, the author considers here some of these applications: - thermal neutron dosimetry: it is possible to measure integrated fluxes of between lO{sup 3} and 10{sup 21} n/cm{sup 2}, according to the method used; - fast neutron dosimetry: by using fission fragment threshold sources it is easy to measure biological type doses of about 1 rem: - dosage of very low fissile impurity concentrations: atomic concentrations of about 10{sup -9}; can be measured; this limit has never been attained by conventional methods; - study of fissile elements occurring in atmospheric dusts. Results are then briefly given of an automated counting test for traces effected by measuring the electrical resistivity, of the irradiated membrane. Finally are given the advantages and disadvantages of these solid detectors, especially with respect  More>>
Authors:
Mory, J [1] 
  1. Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique, Fontenay-aux-Roses (France). Centre d'Etudes Nucleaires
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 1965
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
CEA-R-2846
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 19 refs
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CHARGED PARTICLE DETECTION; CRYSTAL COUNTERS; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; DOSIMETRY; FAST NEUTRONS; FISSION FRAGMENTS; MICA; OPTICAL MICROSCOPES; THERMAL NEUTRONS
OSTI ID:
20706607
Research Organizations:
CEA Fontenay-aux-Roses, 92 (France)
Country of Origin:
France
Language:
French
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: FR05R2846021812
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
FRN
Size:
64 pages
Announcement Date:
Apr 27, 2006

Citation Formats

Mory, J. On some uses of the recording op fission fragments occurring in insulators; Sur quelques utilisations de l'enregistrement des fragments de fission dans les isolants. France: N. p., 1965. Web.
Mory, J. On some uses of the recording op fission fragments occurring in insulators; Sur quelques utilisations de l'enregistrement des fragments de fission dans les isolants. France.
Mory, J. 1965. "On some uses of the recording op fission fragments occurring in insulators; Sur quelques utilisations de l'enregistrement des fragments de fission dans les isolants." France.
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title = {On some uses of the recording op fission fragments occurring in insulators; Sur quelques utilisations de l'enregistrement des fragments de fission dans les isolants}
author = {Mory, J}
abstractNote = {The passage of fission fragments is manifested in insulators by the formation of damage lines which can easily be observed by transparence using the electron microscope after a suitable chemical attack. Since the recording efficiency is 100 per cent for mica and plastics this phenomenon has a certain number of applications. After briefly recalling the interaction processes between charged particles and matter, and giving a quantitative study of the relationships connecting the various parameters, the author considers here some of these applications: - thermal neutron dosimetry: it is possible to measure integrated fluxes of between lO{sup 3} and 10{sup 21} n/cm{sup 2}, according to the method used; - fast neutron dosimetry: by using fission fragment threshold sources it is easy to measure biological type doses of about 1 rem: - dosage of very low fissile impurity concentrations: atomic concentrations of about 10{sup -9}; can be measured; this limit has never been attained by conventional methods; - study of fissile elements occurring in atmospheric dusts. Results are then briefly given of an automated counting test for traces effected by measuring the electrical resistivity, of the irradiated membrane. Finally are given the advantages and disadvantages of these solid detectors, especially with respect to nuclear emulsions whose uses are approximately identical. (author) [French] Le passage des fragments de fission se materialise dans les isolants par des lignes de dommages que l'on peut facilement observer par transparence au microscope optique apres une attaque chimique appropriee. L'efficacite d'enregistrement etant de 100 pour cent dans le mica et les plastiques, ce phenomene peut avoir un certain nombre d'applications. Apres un bref rappel des processus d'interaction entre particules chargees et matiere, et une etude quantitative des relations unissant les differents parametres, on etudie ici quelques-unes de ces applications: - dosimetrie de neutrons thermiques: on peut mesurer des flux integres s'etendant de 10{sup 3} a 10{sup 21} n/cm{sup 2}, suivant la methode utilisee; - dosimetrie de neutrons rapides: en utilisant des sources de fragments de fission a seuil, on peut facilement mesurer des doses d'interet biologique de l'ordre du rem; - dosage d'impuretes fissiles en tres faible concentration: on peut determiner des concentrations atomiques de l'ordre de 10{sup 9}, limite jamais atteinte par les procedes usuels; - etude des elements fissiles contenus dans les poussieres atmospheriques. On donne ensuite brievement les resultats d'un essai d'automatisation du comptage des traces par mesure de la resistivite electrique de la membrane irradiee. On expose enfin les avantages et les inconvenients de ces detecteurs solides, notamment par rapport aux emulsions nucleaires dont les utilisations sont a peu pres identiques. (auteur)}
place = {France}
year = {1965}
month = {Jul}
}