Research and applications of nuclear tracks: Developments in Pakistan and global comparison

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The present paper describes the development and applications of nuclear track detection technique in Pakistan. Pakistan entered in the field of nuclear tracks in early 1970s when it was still quite new. Highlights of successes of different Pakistani laboratories, working on nuclear tracks, achieved on their own or in collaboration with similar centers in the world are described briefly. The robust features of this investigation are the comprehensive investigation of the addressed research, analysis and review of results, and discussions with the perspectives of applications and new research directions. Further analysis of the published results by the present author and some new results are also presented. This paper portrays a comprehensive picture of the nuclear track detection research and technology in Pakistan and can be useful for a similar development in any country around the globe.

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Rana, M. (2012) Research and applications of nuclear tracks: Developments in Pakistan and global comparison. Natural Science, 4, 950-967. doi: 10.4236/ns.2012.431124.

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