• Detection of accelerated particles from pulsed plasma discharge using solid state nuclear track detector

• # Fulltext

https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/pram/068/04/0603-0609

• # Keywords

Plasma focus; solid state nuclear track detector; ion tracks.

• # Abstract

The ion beam of a Mather-type 23.25 J plasma focus device operated with air filling at 10 Torr was registered using CR-39 nuclear track detector. The irradiated samples were etched in NaOH solution at $70^{\circ}$C for 1 h. It is found here that plasma beam contains multi-components of microbeams. The individual track density of microbeams is estimated and the total current density of the plasma stream is measured to be 1.2 mA/cm2. A model for counting the track density of individual microbeams is proposed here. Faraday cup measurements showed the ion pulse with energy ranging from 5.8 keV to 3.3 keV.

• # Author Affiliations

1. Nuclear Physics Department, Nuclear Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
2. Plasma Physics Department, Nuclear Research Center, Cairo, Egypt

• # Pramana – Journal of Physics

Current Issue
Volume 93 | Issue 6
December 2019

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