Performance of Automatic Scanning Microscope for Nuclear Emulsion Experiments


GÜLER A. M. , Altinok O.

International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (ICCMSE), Athens, Greece, 20 - 23 March 2015, vol.1702 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1702
  • Doi Number: 10.1063/1.4938982
  • City: Athens
  • Country: Greece

Abstract

The impressive improvements in scanning technology and methods let nuclear emulsion to be used as a target in recent large experiments. We report the performance of an automatic scanning microscope for nuclear emulsion experiments. After successful calibration and alignment of the system, we have reached 99% tracking efficiency for the minimum ionizing tracks that penetrating through the emulsions films. The automatic scanning system is successfully used for the scanning of emulsion films in the OPERA experiment and plan to use for the next generation of nuclear emulsion experiments.