A New Method to Determine the Maximum Value of the Track Length of Alpha Particle in CR-39 Detector


The aim of this paper is to determine the maximum values of the track length (Lmax) of alpha particles in Nuclear Track Detector (type CR-39) using a new method by taking the relation between the etching time and the diameter square of alpha particle with different energies at constant bulk etch rate VB (1.45 μm/hr) by using TRACK_TEST program from Brun et al. function and Yu et al. function. Using the new equation, the maximum values of the track lengths of alpha particles measured in CR-39 detector have been found to be in a good agreement with the values measured by using Brun et al. function and Yu et al. function in TRACK_TEST program.

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Ahmed, H. , Mohammed, A. and Ahmad, A. (2015) A New Method to Determine the Maximum Value of the Track Length of Alpha Particle in CR-39 Detector. Materials Sciences and Applications, 6, 145-151. doi: 10.4236/msa.2015.62018.

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