Detection of acoustic wave excited in chloroform bombarded with high-energy xenon beam

Seiji Takechi*, Toshiyuki Onishi, Shigeyuki Minami, Takashi Miyachi, Masayuki Fujii, Nobuyuki Hasebe, Kunishiro Mori, Hiromi Shibata, Takeshi Murakami, Yukio Uchihori, Nagaya Okada

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    A pressure wave excited by irradiating liquid chloroform (CHCl3) with a 400 MeV/n xenon (Xe) beam was observed using a detector composed of piezoelectric lead-zirconate-titanate (PZT) elements. The acoustic signals were examined for various beam pulse durations. The amplitude obtained in the first cycle was inversely proportional to the beam pulse duration. It was also found that the time at which the peak in the first cycle appeared was dependent on the location at which each element was set. This suggests that the position at which the Xe beam stops in CHCl3 may be precisely determined with the PZT detector.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)729-733
    Number of pages5
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 11


    • Acoustic radiation detector
    • Piezoelectricity
    • PZT element
    • Radiology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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