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Methodological and Conceptual Progresses in Studies on the Latent Tracks in PADC

Version 1 : Received: 12 July 2021 / Approved: 13 July 2021 / Online: 13 July 2021 (09:34:32 CEST)

How to cite: Yamauchi, T.; Kanasaki, M.; Barillon, R. Methodological and Conceptual Progresses in Studies on the Latent Tracks in PADC. Preprints 2021, 2021070282 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0282.v1). Yamauchi, T.; Kanasaki, M.; Barillon, R. Methodological and Conceptual Progresses in Studies on the Latent Tracks in PADC. Preprints 2021, 2021070282 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0282.v1).

Abstract

Modified structure along latent tracks and track formation process have been investigated in poly(allyl diglycol carbonate), PADC, which is well recognized as a sensitive etched track detector. This knowledge is essential to develop novel detectors with improved track registration property. The track structures of protons and heavy ions (He, C, Ne, Ar, Fe, Kr and Xe) have been examined by means of FT-IR spectrometry, covering the stopping power region between 1.2 to 12,000 eV/nm. Through a set of experiments on low-LET radiations – such as gamma ray -, multi-step damage process by electron hits was confirmed in the radiation-sensitive parts of the PADC repeat-unit. From this result, we unveiled for the first-time the layered structure in tracks, in relation with the number of secondary electrons. We also proved that etch pit was formed when at least two repeat-units were destroyed along the track radial direction. To evaluate the number of secondary electrons around tracks, a series of numerical simulations were performed with Geant4-DNA. Therefore, we are proposing new physical criterions to describe the detection thresholds. Futhermore, we propose a present issue of the definition of detection threshold for semi-relativistic C ions. And as a possible chemical criterion, formation density of hydroxyl group is suggested to express the response of PADC.

Subject Areas

PADC; poly(allyl diglycol carbonate); latent track; track core radius; G value; layered structure; REFIT; NISE; detection threshold; chemical criterion

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