Title

Phosphate Glass Detectors with High Sensitivity to Nuclear Particles

Abstract

Until now, the most sensitive glass for recording and identifying nuclear particle tracks has been VG-13, a phosphate glass that is not produced in the USA because it contains uranium. In a search for a replacement for VG-13, we have studied about 150 phosphate glasses, as well as a few other types. We summarize here the results of that study. We have developed a new glass, BP-1, composed of 65 wt.% P2O5, 25 wt.% BaO, 5 wt.% Na2O, and 5 wt.% SiO2, which has several advantages over VG-13: it contains no uranium, it is colorless and transparent, and it is more sensitive to ionizing particles.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Charged Particles--Measurements; Glass--Radiation Effects; Particle Beam Tracking; Nuclear Particle Tracks; VG-13 Phosphate Glass; Particle Detectors

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0168-583X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1988 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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