Recent applications of nuclear track emulsion
1 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Joliot-Curie 6, Dubna, Moscow region, 141980, Russia,
2 Nuclear Physics Institute, of the ASCR, v.v.i., Řež 130, 250 68 Řež, Czech Republic
3 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Kashirskoe Shosse 31, Moscow, 115409, Russia
4 Minoufia University, Tala’t street, EL azhar territory, Menouf city, Menofia, Egypt
5 South-West University, Ivan Michailov st. 66, 2700 Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
6 P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskij Prospekt 53, Moscow, 119991, Russia
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Published online: 11 May 2016
Application of the nuclear track emulsion technique (NTE) in radioactivity and nuclear fission studies is discussed. It is suggested to use a HSP-1000 automated microscope for searching for a collinear cluster tri-partition of heavy nuclei implanted in NTE. Calibrations of α-particles and ion ranges in a novel NTE are carried out. Surface exposures of NTE samples to a Cf-252 source started. Planar events containing fragments and long-range α-particles as well as fragment triples only are studied. NTE samples are calibrated by ions Kr and Xe of energy of 1.2 and 3 A MeV. Use of the image recognition program “ImageJ” for obtaining characteristics of individual events and for events from the large scan area is presented.
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