Acoustic response of piezoelectric lead-zirconate-titanate to a 400 MeV/n xenon beam

Takashi Miyachi, Nobuyuki Hasebe, Hiroshi Ito, Takahiro Masumura, Hiroyuki Okada, Osamu Okudaira, Naoyuki Yamashita, Hideki Yoshioka, Masato Higuchi, Tadayoshi Matsuyama, Takeshi Murakami, Yukio Uchihori, Masayuki Kase, Ryusaburo Kikuchi, Masanori Sato, Tonshaku Tou

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    Characteristics of lead-zirconate-titanate (PZT) elements were studied by directly irradiating them with a 400 MeV/n Xe beam. The elements were sensitive to 104 Xe ions and their output amplitudes were proportional to the beam intensity. An ensemble of those output amplitudes displayed a Bragg-curve-like response towards the range of 400 MeV/n Xe ion. We discuss the potential of PZT elements as a radiation detector and their application to high-intensity and high-energy detectors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1456-1457
    Number of pages2
    JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar


    • Acoustic radiation detector
    • Bias-free detector
    • Heavy ion detector
    • Piezoelectric radiation detector
    • PZT element

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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