Development of hydrophones for detecting high-energy reactions in water

T. Miyachi*, S. Goto, Nobuyuki Hasebe, M. Higuchi, F. Hinode, M. Ishiwata, R. Kikuchi, O. Konno, T. Masumura, T. Matsuyama, A. Misaki, I. Nakamura, M. Oyamada, M. Sato, Y. Tazawa, C. Tezuka

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    Acoustic detectors were developed using a piezo ceramic compound PZT. A shape of the PZT detector was essential to obtain a high sensitivity. A detector of a spherically shaped shell structure, whose size was 50mm in diameter and 2mm thick, was fabricated. Its sensitivity was calibrated to be about 40mV/Pa at 54kHz. Using the hydrophone, acoustic signals generated by an electron-induced cascade shower in water were detected. Experimental results were compared with simulation data and confirmed a consistency in between.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
    EditorsD. Merelli, J. Surget, M. Ulma
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - Lyon
    Duration: 2000 Oct 152000 Oct 20


    Other2000 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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