Extra-large crystal emulsion detectors for future large-scale experiments

T. Ariga, Akitaka Ariga, K. Kuwabara, Kunihiro Morishima, M. Moto, A. Nishio, P. Scampoli, M. Vladymyrov

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Abstract

Photographic emulsion is a particle tracking device which features the best spatial resolution among particle detectors. For certain applications, for example muon radiography, large-scale detectors are required. Therefore, a huge surface has to be analyzed by means of automated optical microscopes. An improvement of the readout speed is then a crucial point to make these applications possible and the availability of a new type of photographic emulsions featuring crystals of larger size is a way to pursue this program. This would allow a lower magnification for the microscopes, a consequent larger field of view resulting in a faster data analysis. In this framework, we developed new kinds of emulsion detectors with a crystal size of 600-1000 nm, namely 3-5 times larger than conventional ones, allowing a 25 times faster data readout. The new photographic emulsions have shown a sufficient sensitivity and a good signal to noise ratio. The proposed development opens the way to future large-scale applications of the technology, e.g. 3D imaging of glacier bedrocks or future neutrino experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberP03003
JournalJournal of Instrumentation
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Photographic emulsions
photographic emulsions
Emulsion
emulsions
Emulsions
Crystal
Detector
Detectors
Crystals
readout
detectors
Microscopes
Microscope
crystals
Particle detectors
Experiment
Glaciers
glaciers
radiation counters
Radiography

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Mathematical Physics

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Ariga, T., Ariga, A., Kuwabara, K., Morishima, K., Moto, M., Nishio, A., ... Vladymyrov, M. (2016). Extra-large crystal emulsion detectors for future large-scale experiments. Journal of Instrumentation, 11(3), [P03003]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/03/P03003

Extra-large crystal emulsion detectors for future large-scale experiments. / Ariga, T.; Ariga, Akitaka; Kuwabara, K.; Morishima, Kunihiro; Moto, M.; Nishio, A.; Scampoli, P.; Vladymyrov, M.

In: Journal of Instrumentation, Vol. 11, No. 3, P03003, 02.03.2016.

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Ariga, T, Ariga, A, Kuwabara, K, Morishima, K, Moto, M, Nishio, A, Scampoli, P & Vladymyrov, M 2016, 'Extra-large crystal emulsion detectors for future large-scale experiments', Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 11, no. 3, P03003. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/11/03/P03003
Ariga, T. ; Ariga, Akitaka ; Kuwabara, K. ; Morishima, Kunihiro ; Moto, M. ; Nishio, A. ; Scampoli, P. ; Vladymyrov, M. / Extra-large crystal emulsion detectors for future large-scale experiments. In: Journal of Instrumentation. 2016 ; Vol. 11, No. 3.
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