Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 28, Issue 19, pp 5138–5142 | Cite as

Gamma-ray response function of some polymeric nuclear track detectors

  • A. Hussein
  • Kh. Shnishin
  • A. A. Abou El -Kheir


The effect of gamma dose on the bulk-etch rate measurements for some gamma-irradiated polymeric nuclear track detectors was extensively studied. Various plastic samples of CR-39 allyl diglycol carbonate, Makrofol-E and Lexan polycarbonates were used and exposed to gamma doses up to 30.0 Mrad. The bulk-etch rate ratioVBD/VBO, i.e. the bulk-etch rate of irradiated samples to the unirradiated ones, was measured at the most recommended optimum etching conditions. Fading behaviour of irradiated CR-39 samples was also studied at room temperature and for a duration of up to 8 days. It was found that the etch-rate ratio for the CR-39 specimens was dose-dependent. In contrast, the polycarbonate samples showed an extremely weak response to gamma irradiation. The results of the present work reflected great evidence of the gamma dosimetric potential of CR-39 plastic detectors, which can indeed be recommended as gamma-dosimeters within the studied dose range.


Allyl Gamma Dose Study Dose Range Plastic Detector Fading Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Hussein
    • 1
  • Kh. Shnishin
    • 1
  • A. A. Abou El -Kheir
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceEl-Monoufia UniversityEgypt
  2. 2.Physics Department, Faculty of ScienceAlexandria UniversityAlexandriaEgypt

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