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Title: Analysis system of submicron particle tracks in the fine-grained nuclear emulsion by a combination of hard x-ray and optical microscopy

Analyses of nuclear emulsion detectors that can detect and identify charged particles or radiation as tracks have typically utilized optical microscope systems because the targets have lengths from several μm to more than 1000 μm. For recent new nuclear emulsion detectors that can detect tracks of submicron length or less, the current readout systems are insufficient due to their poor resolution. In this study, we developed a new system and method using an optical microscope system for rough candidate selection and the hard X-ray microscope system at SPring-8 for high-precision analysis with a resolution of better than 70 nm resolution. Furthermore, we demonstrated the analysis of submicron-length tracks with a matching efficiency of more than 99% and position accuracy of better than 5 μm. This system is now running semi-automatically.
Authors:
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  1. Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University, Aichi 464-8602 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
  3. Department of Physics, Graduated School of Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8602 (Japan)
  4. Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5198 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22483264
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ACCURACY; CHARGED PARTICLES; EFFICIENCY; HARD X RADIATION; LENGTH; NUCLEAR EMULSIONS; OPTICAL MICROSCOPES; OPTICAL MICROSCOPY; PARTICLE TRACKS; READOUT SYSTEMS; RESOLUTION; SPRING-8 STORAGE RING