Response of acoustic signals generated in water by energetic xenon ions

T. Miyachi*, Y. Nakamura, G. Kuraza, M. Fujii, A. Nagashima, Nobuyuki Hasebe, M. N. Kobayashi, S. Kobayashi, M. Miyajima, O. Okudaira, N. Yamashita, H. Shibata, T. Murakami, Y. Uchihori, N. Okada, T. Tou

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    The acoustic signals generated by bombarding 400 MeV/n xenon ions in water were studied using an array of piezoelectric lead-zirconate-titanate elements. The observed signal was reduced to a bipolar form through Fourier analysis. The output voltage corresponded to the amount of energy deposit in water, and it tailed off beyond the range of 400 MeV/n xenon in water. This magnitude was explained qualitatively as cumulative processes. Its behavior was consistent with the calculations based on the Bethe-Bloch formula. Possible applications of this detector to radiology and heavily doped radiation detectors are described.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)606-612
    Number of pages7
    JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 10


    • PZT radiation detector
    • Radiation induced pressure
    • Radiology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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