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Response of Scintillators to UH Nuclei

Binns, W. R. and Cummings, J. R. and Garrard, T. L. and Klarmann, J. and Nilsen, B. S. and Waddington, C. J. (1991) Response of Scintillators to UH Nuclei. In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Cosmic Ray Conference. Vol.2. No.2. International Union of Pure and Applied Physics , Dublin, Ireland, pp. 511-514.

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In order to evaluate the performance of plastic scintillators for the detection of Ultra-Heavy cosmic ray nuclei, as envisaged in paper OG 10.1.14P, we have conducted experiments at the LBL Bevalac in which we exposed NE-114 and acrylic scintillators to beams of 47Ag ions and its interaction fragments. As a result we have calibrated these scintillators over the charge range 31 ≤ Z ≤ 47. Our results show that a combination of Cherenkov and scintillator detectors can resolve individual charges over this charge range. The resolution obtained in scintillator was 0.24 and 0.28 cu for NE-114 and acrylic scintillator respectively. In addition the light emission is shown to be linear to a good approximation with dE/dx over this charge range.

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