CR-39 Plastic Nuclear Track Detectors in Physics Research


Dazhuang Zhou
NASA-Johnson Space Center, Houston, USA

Series: Physics Research and Technology, Space Science, Exploration and Policies
BISAC: SCI055000

CR-39 plastic nuclear track detectors have proved to be one of the most useful nuclear track detectors in physics research. They have made significant contributions to research in the fields of particle radiation at aviation altitudes, in space, and in the natural environment. Other uses have included radiation risk estimation, the search for magnetic monopoles and the investigation of energetic particles generated by the low energy nuclear reactions (LENRs) in condensed matter nuclear science (CMNS). This book describes the methods and applications using CR-39 detectors in several important physics research areas and presents results obtained. (Imprint: Nova)



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Chapter 1. Methods of LET Spectrum and Charge Spectrum Using CR-39 Detectors pp.1-50

Chapter 2. Cosmic Rays in Space and in the Earth’s Atmosphere pp.51-62

Chapter 3. Radiation Measured with CR-39 Detectors at Aviation Altitudes pp.63-80

Chapter 4. Radiation Measured with CR-39 Detectors in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) pp.81-126

Chapter 5. Ground Environmental Radiation Measured with CR-39 Detectors pp.127-132

Chapter 6. Charge Spectra of Galactic Cosmic Rays Measured with CR-39 Detectors in LEO pp.133-140

Chapter 7. Radiation Risk Estimation Using LET Spectrum Measured with CR-39 Detectors pp.141-150

Chapter 8. Condensed Matter Nuclear Science pp.151-166

Chapter 9. Search for Magnetic Monopoles Using CR-39 Detectors pp.167-176

Acknowledgments pp.177-178

References pp.179-188

Index pp.189-196

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