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Measure the Bulk Etch Rate Using the Time-Diameter Method

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The present work measured the bulk etch rate (VB ) of solid state nuclear track detector by taking the diameter time measurement of alpha particle in CR-39 detector. The values of the track diameter have been found by using TRACK-TEST program from Yu et al. function and Brun et al. function with different energies of alpha particles. The results showed that the time-diameter (t-d) method gave good results of the bulk etch rate (VB ) and these values were (1.705 and 1.72) μm·hr-1. They showed good agreement with the values measured by using the other methods, and it was a simple method because it required getting diameters of the tracks in the detector with the etching time.

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Ahmed, H. , Ahmad, A. and Mohammed, A. (2015) Measure the Bulk Etch Rate Using the Time-Diameter Method. Materials Sciences and Applications, 6, 286-291. doi: 10.4236/msa.2015.64034.

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