Spectroscopic studies on alpha particle-irradiated PADC (CR-39 detector)

M. El Ghazaly, H.E. Hassan
2014 Results in Physics  
Spectroscopic studies on a Poly Allyl Diglycol Carbonate (PADC or CR-39) detector irradiated with 5 MeV a-particles were carried out. The CR-39 samples were exposed to perpendicular incidence of a-particles with different fluence ranging from 0.85 Â 10 9 to 6.79 Â 10 9 particles/cm 2 . The induced modifications in the CR-39 detectors were investigated using UV-Vis, FTIR, and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. The results reveal that UV-Visible and FTIR spectroscopic techniques are insensitive
more » ... to detect the induced modifications in the irradiated CR-39 detector within the selected range of fluence. Photoluminescence (PL) spectra, on the other hand, showed a reasonable difference between the detected spectra of the irradiated samples. The integrated intensity (N) under the PL emission band and peak's heights (P) exhibits a linear correlation with the alpha particles fluence. The fitting linear formula and the relevant parameters for both relations (N and P vs. fluence) were determined. The comparison study between the three spectroscopic techniques indicated that PL spectroscopy provides a sensitive method for a-particles dosimetric applications using a CR-39 detector.
doi:10.1016/j.rinp.2014.04.001 fatcat:dtypsksv7rhb7mc5spom3mwjja