Detection of high-energy heavy ions using piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate

Seiji Takechi*, Shin Ya Morinaga, Atsuma Kurozumi, Takashi Miyachi, Masayuki Fujii, Nobuyuki Hasebe, Hiromi Shibata, Takeshi Murakami, Yukio Uchihori, Nagaya Okada

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    The characteristics of a radiation detector fabricated with stacks of piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate (PZT) elements were studied by irradiating it with a 400 MeV/n xenon (Xe) beam for various beam pulse durations. This detector is referred to as the multilayered detector (MD). To understand the production mechanism behind the output voltage obtained from the MD, measurement of the spatial distribution of the output signals generated in the MD was attempted. It was found that the amplitude observed was dependent on the number of Xe ions per unit time and the amount of ionization loss energy of Xe ions in PZT.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number084903
    JournalJournal of Applied Physics
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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