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Title: The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector to 1-9 MeV protons

The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector (TasTrak®) to protons in the energy range of 0.92-9.28 MeV has been studied. Previous studies of the CR-39 response to protons have been extended by examining the piece-to-piece variability in addition to the effects of etch time and etchant temperature; it is shown that the shape of the CR-39 response curve to protons can vary from piece-to-piece. The effects due to the age of CR-39 have also been studied using 5.5 MeV alpha particles over a 5-year period. Track diameters were found to degrade with the age of the CR-39 itself rather than the age of the tracks, consistent with previous studies utilizing different CR-39 over shorter time periods.
Authors:
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  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA27279; FG03-03SF22691; NA0000877
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 82; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; etching; protons; alpha particles; charged particle spectroscopy; inertial confinement
OSTI Identifier:
1076447

Sinenian, N., Rosenberg, M. J., Manuel, M., McDuffee, S. C., Casey, D. T., Zylstra, A. B., Rinderknecht, H. G., Johnson, M. Gatu, Seguin, F. H., Frenje, J. A., Li, C. K., and Petrasso, R. D.. The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector to 1-9 MeV protons. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.3653549.
Sinenian, N., Rosenberg, M. J., Manuel, M., McDuffee, S. C., Casey, D. T., Zylstra, A. B., Rinderknecht, H. G., Johnson, M. Gatu, Seguin, F. H., Frenje, J. A., Li, C. K., & Petrasso, R. D.. The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector to 1-9 MeV protons. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3653549.
Sinenian, N., Rosenberg, M. J., Manuel, M., McDuffee, S. C., Casey, D. T., Zylstra, A. B., Rinderknecht, H. G., Johnson, M. Gatu, Seguin, F. H., Frenje, J. A., Li, C. K., and Petrasso, R. D.. 2011. "The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector to 1-9 MeV protons". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3653549. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1076447.
@article{osti_1076447,
title = {The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector to 1-9 MeV protons},
author = {Sinenian, N. and Rosenberg, M. J. and Manuel, M. and McDuffee, S. C. and Casey, D. T. and Zylstra, A. B. and Rinderknecht, H. G. and Johnson, M. Gatu and Seguin, F. H. and Frenje, J. A. and Li, C. K. and Petrasso, R. D.},
abstractNote = {The response of CR-39 nuclear track detector (TasTrak®) to protons in the energy range of 0.92-9.28 MeV has been studied. Previous studies of the CR-39 response to protons have been extended by examining the piece-to-piece variability in addition to the effects of etch time and etchant temperature; it is shown that the shape of the CR-39 response curve to protons can vary from piece-to-piece. The effects due to the age of CR-39 have also been studied using 5.5 MeV alpha particles over a 5-year period. Track diameters were found to degrade with the age of the CR-39 itself rather than the age of the tracks, consistent with previous studies utilizing different CR-39 over shorter time periods.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3653549},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 10,
volume = 82,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {10}
}