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Author Enge, W. ♦ Grabisch, K. ♦ Beaujean, R. ♦ Bartholmä, K. -P.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
Language English
Subject Keyword INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ♦ DIELECTRIC TRACK DETECTORS- ETCHING ♦ HEAVY IONS ♦ NITROCELLULOSE ♦ PARTICLE TRACKS
Abstract To study the etching mechanism of cellulose nitrate (Daicel, Japan) the etching parameters have been varied. Different etchants (LiOH, NaOH, KOH) at various concentrations between 1 and 15 normality have been used at different temperatures between 15 °C and 50 °C. The effects of stirring the etchants and interrupting the etching process have been studied. The bulk etching behavior of cellulose nitrate depends on the normality, the temperature and the stirring of the etchant. The track etching rate of cellulose nitrate is independent of mechanical stirring. The threshold of the detector and the charge and isotopic resolution were determined for the different track etching rates. A higher resolution is accompanied by a higher threshold.
ISSN 0029554X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1974-02-01
Journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods
Volume Number 115
Issue Number 1
Organization Univ., Kiel


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