On the determination of the sensitivity function of 1 <= Z <= 8 nuclei and its use in nuclear spectrometry using CR39 detectors
Abstract
Based on a published response function, V(REL) of CR39 plastic nuclear track detector [1], the sensitivity function, V( R) for 1 ≤ Z ≤ 8 nuclei has been determined in the range {0.1 MeV < E }/{A < MeV}. The restricted energy loss, REL and the range, R of these nuclei as a function of their energy were calculated using the computer program of Henke and Benton. Moreover, the error in the computed sensitivity function has been determined as a function of the range for the studied nuclei. A new correction factor is derived for correcting the sensitivity function V( R) for varying amounts of layer removal from the detector surface. The possibility for nuclear spectrometry using the sensitivity function has been discussed.
 Publication:

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B
 Pub Date:
 December 1991
 DOI:
 10.1016/0168583X(91)95915Z
 Bibcode:
 1991NIMPB..62..297H