Phosphate Glass Detectors with High Sensitivity to Nuclear Particles
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.
W. Shicheng et al., "Phosphate Glass Detectors with High Sensitivity to Nuclear Particles," Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 43-49, Elsevier, Nov 1988.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0168-583X(88)90096-1
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
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