Accession Number : AD0682922

Title :   CHARGED PARTICLE TRACKS IN POLYMERS NO. 7: SENSITIVITY ENHANCEMENT OF LEXAN,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Benton,Eugene V. ; Henke,Richard P.

Report Date : 22 NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Ultraviolet radiation in the presence of oxygen has been used to greatly enhance track-etching rates in Lexan polycarbonate nuclear particle track detector. When irradiated detectors are stored in darkness, the slow variation of chemical track reactivity with the age of latent tracks can be explained as being caused by the presence of oxygen. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, POLYESTER PLASTICS), (*POLYESTER PLASTICS, *IONIZATION TRAILS), CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, ETCHING, PARTICLE TRAJECTORIES, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION, OXYGEN

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE