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2017 (Vol. 9, Issue: 2)
Research Article

Study of the Sensitivity of Polymeric Nuclear Track Detectors to Alpha Particles

1D.S.I. Agba, 1A.A. Koua, 1T.P.A. Dali, 1G.A. Monnehan and 2K. Djagouri
1Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Radiation Protection, Training and Research Unit of Sciences of Structure of Matter and Technology, University Felix Houphöuet-Boigny (UFHB), 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire
2Normal High School, 08 BP 10 Abidjan 08, Cote d’Ivoire
 

DOI: 10.19026/rjees.9.5297
Submitted Accepted Published
January 10, 2017 March 7, 2017 November 20, 2017

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1D.S.I. Agba, 1A.A. Koua, 1T.P.A. Dali, 1G.A. Monnehan and 2K. Djagouri, 2017. Study of the Sensitivity of Polymeric Nuclear Track Detectors to Alpha Particles.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 9(2): 10-13.

DOI: 10.19026/rjees.9.5297

URL: http://www.maxwellsci.com/jp/mspabstract.php?jid=RJEES&doi=rjees.9.5297

Abstract:


In this study, we studied the sensitivity of polymeric nuclear track detectors (LR 115 type II) to alpha particles. Our measurements, carried out in the optimal experimental conditions of the chemical etching, revealed that the strippable and non-strippable detectors used are all sensitive till 80% to alpha particles with energies between 2 and 4 MeV. The results of this study will allow us used any Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTD) LR 115 type II (strippable or non-strippable) for the environmental radon measurements. Moreover, a height of collimator of 21.79 mm will be adopted in our measurement system in order to count an optimum quantity of nuclear tracks.

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