Application of CR-39 Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors to Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration Experiments

  • Masato Kanasaki
  • Tomoya Yamauchi
  • Keiji Oda
  • Yuji FukudaEmail author
Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 136)


The solid state nuclear track detector CR-39 is the most reliable ion detector used in laser-driven ion acceleration experiments. This is because CR-39 detectors can measure from one ion without X-ray and electron noise generated by the interaction between the intense laser pulse and the target matter. In addition, the incident energy and the spatial distributions of the laser-accelerated ions are also revealed by the careful analysis of the etch pits in CR-39 detectors. The present paper comments on CR-39 detectors based on previous studies with a focus on an analysis technique of the etch pits to obtain the incident energy of the laser-accelerated ions.



This work was partially supported by the Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers (NEXT Program), Grant-in-Aids for Scientific Research No. 26247100, No. 19H00668 and No. 17K17876 by JSPS KAKENHI and the Consortium for Photon Science and Technology (CPhoST) program by MEXT.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masato Kanasaki
    • 1
  • Tomoya Yamauchi
    • 1
  • Keiji Oda
    • 1
  • Yuji Fukuda
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Graduate School of Maritime SciencesKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  2. 2.Kansai Photon Science Institute, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and TechnologyKizugawa-shi, KyotoJapan

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