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Author Prasher, Sangeeta ♦ Kumar, Mukesh ♦ Singh, Surinder
Source IACS Kolkata
Content type Text
Publisher Indian J. Phys.
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword Solar radiations ♦ Track registration ♦ Physical changes ♦ CR-39
Abstract Long chain polymers owe many of their properties to the structuralarrangements of their molecules and are extensively used for many industrial andapplied sciences. One of such application is their perspective use in the field ofsolid-state nuclear track detectors. However they are profoundly influenced by lowLET radiations exposure and new structural arrangements may emerge. CR-39 is one ofthe most popular polymeric track detectors, however its aliphatic nature restrictsits applications. Thus in the present investigations the damage densities producedby solar radiations to the polymer have been estimated by analyzing the structural,physical and etching properties of the polymer. The polymer is found to be highlysensitive towards solar radiations and great changes in physical and structuralproperties of polymer have been observed. The sensitivity of the polymer has beenfound to decrease by 83.40% during eight months.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Journal Indian J Phys
Volume Number 83
Issue Number 6
Page Count 6
Starting Page 821
Ending Page 826