Response of acoustic signals generated in water by energetic xenon ions

T. Miyachi, Y. Nakamura, G. Kuraza, M. Fujii, A. Nagashima, Nobuyuki Hasebe, M. N. Kobayashi, S. Kobayashi, M. Miyajima, O. Okudaira, N. Yamashita, H. Shibata, T. Murakami, Y. Uchihori, N. Okada, T. Tou

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    The acoustic signals generated by bombarding 400 MeV/n xenon ions in water were studied using an array of piezoelectric lead-zirconate-titanate elements. The observed signal was reduced to a bipolar form through Fourier analysis. The output voltage corresponded to the amount of energy deposit in water, and it tailed off beyond the range of 400 MeV/n xenon in water. This magnitude was explained qualitatively as cumulative processes. Its behavior was consistent with the calculations based on the Bethe-Bloch formula. Possible applications of this detector to radiology and heavily doped radiation detectors are described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)606-612
    Number of pages7
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 10


    • PZT radiation detector
    • Radiation induced pressure
    • Radiology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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