Particle track etching
Price, P. Buford, Jr. Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, California.
Last reviewed:August 2019
- Identification of nuclear particles
- Solar and galactic irradiation history
- Current solar and galactic irradiation
- Nuclear and elementary particle physics
- Geophysics and element mapping
- Practical applications
- Related Primary Literature
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A technique of selective chemical etching to reveal tracks of heavy nuclear particles in a wide variety of solid substances. Developed in order to see fossil particle tracks in extraterrestrial materials, the technique finds application in many fields of science and technology.
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