Improvement of charge resolution for intermediate energy heavy ion using CR-39 plastic nuclear track detector

S. Ota, N. Yasuda, S. Kodaira, M. Kurano, S. Naka, Nobuyuki Hasebe

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    Abstract

    It is essential for the study of galactic cosmic ray origin to measure precise cross section of projectile fragmentation for heavy ion on hy-drogen and helium target at intermediate energy between a few hundred and a few thousand MeV/nucleon in laboratory system. As charge identification determines the measurement preci-sion of cross section, an improvement of charge resolution for heavy ions with intermediate ener-gy using CR-39 PNTD has been made. We showed that a limitation of Z was about 20 for the identi-fication of nuclear charge Z with enough charge resolution < 0.15 charge units (cu) in rms) under optimized etching time, depending on the projec-tile energy. However, the charge resolution of the CR-39 PNTD is found to be drastically improved by averaging the measurement data of multiple layers of the CR-39. This improvement leads us an excellent charge resolution better than 0.15 cu. for a wide range of elements as for projectile. These results will support us to measure the fragmentation cross sections precisely using CR-39 PNTD.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009
    PublisherUniversity of Lodz
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009 - Lodz
    Duration: 2009 Jul 72009 Jul 15

    Other

    Other31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009
    CityLodz
    Period09/7/709/7/15

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    Keywords

    • Charge resolution
    • CR-39
    • Fragmentation cross section

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Ota, S., Yasuda, N., Kodaira, S., Kurano, M., Naka, S., & Hasebe, N. (2009). Improvement of charge resolution for intermediate energy heavy ion using CR-39 plastic nuclear track detector. In 31st International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2009 University of Lodz.