Nuclear track detector response to energetic heavy ions: study case

P. Pereyra, M. E. López Herrera, D. Palacios, T. Viloria, E. Vadillo, B. Pérez, L. Sajo-Bohus

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Nuclear track methodology (NTM), is employed to analyze PADC detectors response to different energetic ion beams. Due to the passive device linearity response to heavy ions with LET-value > 30 keV μm−1, they are employed in several fields e.g. nuclear industry, medical, environmental radiation and aircraft dosimetry. To further improve application, PADC-detectors were irradiated by beams of 4He (150 MeV nucleon−1), 12C (390 MeV nucleon−1) and 56Fe (465 MeV nucleon−1), in relatively low-dose range ≤ 1 mGy. Results provided, through etched track analysis, valuable information of interest for NTM when high LET ionizing radiation is involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-614
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 May 2020


  • Etch rate
  • Ion beams
  • LET
  • PADC
  • Passive dosimeter
  • Track area distribution


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