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The use of polyimide foils to prevent contamination from self-sputtering of 252-Cf deposits in high-accuracy fission counting

Author(s)

David M. Gilliam, Andrew T. Yue, Maynard S. Dewey

Abstract

It is demonstrated that a thin polyimide foil can be employed to prevent contamination from the self-sputtering of a 252-Cf source under vacuum, with small energy loss of the emitted fission fragments, with very small effect on the efficiency of counting the fission fragments, and with a long lifetime of the plastic foils.
Citation
Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment

Keywords

252Cf, calibration, contamination, fission, neutron, plastic foil, Polyimide

Citation

Gilliam, D. , Yue, A. and Dewey, M. (1970), The use of polyimide foils to prevent contamination from self-sputtering of 252-Cf deposits in high-accuracy fission counting, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created August 26, 2016, Updated February 17, 2017