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Electrochemical development of particle tracks in CR-39 polymer dosimeters

Authors
Journal
International Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation Part D Nuclear Tracks and Radiation Measurements
1359-0189
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
12
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/1359-0189(86)90567-4
Keywords
  • Cr-39
  • Neutron
  • Tracks
  • Chemical Etch
  • Electrochemical Etch
  • Combination Tld/Ted
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Design

Abstract

Abstract Electrochemical etching of CR-39 polymeric track etch neutron detectors results in proton-recoil tracks which can be distinguished from background tracks much better than tracks developed solely by chemical etching. A newly designed and constructed electrochemical etching apparatus allows large numbers of dosimeters to be processed simultaneously with consistent results. Many processing systems have been developed for chemical and electrochemical etching of the track etch dosimeters. Three systems specifically show great promise and are being studied extensively.

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