3-D imaging of particle tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors

Wertheim, D, Gillmore, G, Brown, L, Petford, N and Ivison, C (2010) '3-D imaging of particle tracks in solid state nuclear track detectors.' Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences (NHESS), 10 (5). pp. 1033-1036. ISSN 1561-8633

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-1033-2010

Abstract

It has been suggested that 3 to 5% of total lung cancer deaths in the UK may be associated with elevated radon concentration. Radon gas levels can be assessed using CR-39 plastic detectors which are often assessed by 2-D image analysis of surface images. 3-D analysis has the potential to provide information relating to the angle at which alpha particles impinge on the detector. In this study we used a "LEXT" OLS3100 confocal laser scanning microscope (Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan) to image tracks on five CR-39 detectors. We were able to identify several patterns of single and coalescing tracks from 3-D visualisation. Thus this method may provide a means of detailed 3-D analysis of Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-1033-2010
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