Behaviour of piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate irradiating with high-energy xenon ions

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 detector fabricated using piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate (PZT) were studied by irradiating it with a 400 MeV/n xenon (Xe) beam while changing the beam flux intensity. The largest output signal was observed from the detector when the beam power per unit time was estimated to be largest. It was also found that the sensitivity per Xe ion of the detector seemed to be higher with decreasing the amount of the Xe ion flux within the limits of the experimental conditions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)272-275
    Number of pages4
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Issue number2-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 11


    • Heavy-ion detector
    • Lead zirconate titanate (PZT)
    • Piezoelectricity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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