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ID 113652
Title Alternative
Proposal of a Cloud Chamber Experiment Using Diagnostic X-ray Apparatus and an Analysis Assisted by a Simulation Code
Author
Hanamitsu, Hiroki The University of Tokushima
Keywords
cloud chamber
radioisotopes
X-ray
practical training
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A cloud chamber is a radiation detector that can visualize the tracks of charged particles. In this study, we developed a middle-type cloud chamber for use in practical training using a diagnostic X-ray apparatus. Because our cloud chamber has a heater to vaporize ethanol and features antifogging glass, it is possible to observe the vapor trails for a long time without the need for fine adjustments. X-rays with a tube voltage of 40 kV or of 120 kV (with a 21-mm aluminum filter) were irradiated at the chamber and the various phenomena were observed. We explain these phenomena in terms of the range of electrons and/or interactions between X-rays and matter and conclude that our analysis is consistent with analysis using the Monte Carlo simulation code EGS5.
Journal Title
Japanese Journal of Radiological Technology
ISSN
03694305
18814883
NCID
AN00197784
Publisher
日本放射線技術学会
Volume
69
Issue
4
Start Page
386
End Page
392
Published Date
2013-04-20
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
jpn
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departments
Medical Sciences
Advance Radiation Research, Education, and Management Center