Single-ion detection using nuclear track detector CR-39 plastic

Ken Ichi Hara, Meishoku Koh, Takashi Matsukawa, Takashi Tanii, Iwao Ohdomari

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We have developed a technique for detecting single-ions that uses CR-39 plastic. Chemical etching of the plastic enables us to visualize both the incident sites and the existence of the single-ion incidences as etch pits. Using this technique, we obtained a singularity rate of 88.3%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4536-4538
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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