Keywords: SSNTD, solid state nuclear track detection, deep inelastic collision, mica detector, etching, optical microscopy, fission fragments, heavy ion projectiles, heavy nuclei, xenon 132, nuclear reactions, uranium 238
Study of deep inelastic collision in the heavy ion reaction of 14.0 (MeV/u) 132Xe + 238U
Deep inelastic collision of 14.0 (MeV/u) 132Xe with 238U was studied in mica detectors by Solid State Nuclear Track Detection (SSNTD). The mica detectors were irradiated with 14.0 (MeV/u) 132Xe ions at UNILAC (GSI), Darmstadt, Germany. The target layer was removed by etching the detectors in suitable etchants. Various parameters of events, registered in the detector, were measured using research optical microscope at a suitable magnification. The projected lengths of the tracks were measured with tracing tube, while depths of the tracks are measured with depth meter attached with an ordinary optical microscope. The polar angles between the correlated track length and azimuthal angles were measured by geometrical method. The magnitude of angular momentum transferred in deep inelastic collisions between heavy nuclei was studied by measuring out–of–plane angular distributions of the resulting fission fragments.