Radon track imaging in CR-39 plastic detectors using confocal scanning laser microscopy

Petford, N., Wertheim, David and Miller, J. A. (2005) Radon track imaging in CR-39 plastic detectors using confocal scanning laser microscopy. Journal Of Microscopy, 217(3), pp. 179-183. ISSN (print) 0022-2720

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Abstract

Confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM) has been used to provide the first images of radon track populations in two external CR-39 plastic detectors. Measurements of variables including track area distribution and estimates of the angle of track inclination (dip) derived from surface CSLM sections are presented. CSLM depth slices, combined with three-dimensional (3D) visualization techniques, provide a new, non-destructive way of examining the 2D and 3D geometry of the etched tracks within solid-state nuclear track detectors that may prove useful in complementing existing optical microscopy methods.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: confocal microscopy, etching, image processing, radon, track detectors, external detector, fission tracks
Research Area: Earth systems and environmental sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (until 2011)
Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Geography, Geology and Environment
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Depositing User: Sue Snelling
Date Deposited: 23 May 2007
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 13:29
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/1010

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