Ion Track Technology

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Reimar Spohr

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Statistical Properties of Etched Nuclear Tracks II. Experiment and Filter Design. C. Riedel, R. Spohr. Radiation Effects, vol. 46, pp. 23 - 30, (1980).

Statistical distributions of rhomboidally shaped nuclear track holes in mica have been analyzed using computer image analysis. Experimental results are compared with a theory based on quadratic holes with uniform shapes. The single-hole areal dispersion is evaluated for hole areas between 6 and 320 (μm)2. It is found to range between 5 and 13% FWHM. The accessible parameter range for nuclear track filters concerning nominal porosity, hole size, and areal density is delineated. Upper limits for transmission losses in particle filtration processes are given.