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Detection of relativistic cosmic ray iron nuclei in the plastic track detector CR-39

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We report here the first successful detection of highly relativistic cosmic ray iron group nuclei in the new type of solid state track detector, CR-39 (Allyl diglycol carbonate), in a stack composed of these plastics, nuclear emulsions and other types of plastic detectors, which was exposed in a balloon flight from Hyderabad, India, at 6 mb residual atmosphere for 8 h. The high value of the vertical geomagnetic cut-off rigidity of 16.7 GV ensured the relativistic nature of the particles and t...

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Durgaprasad, N More by this author
Kajarekar, PJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Venkatavaradan, VS More by this author
Journal:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods
Volume:
163
Issue:
1
Pages:
183-187
Publication date:
1979-07-01
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ISSN:
0029-554X
URN:
uuid:d83b1d49-07ee-4d60-8a78-80892a025e0d
Source identifiers:
379410
Local pid:
pubs:379410
Language:
English

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