TSING HUA UNIV,BEIJING,PEOPLES R CHINA
; UNIV MARBURG,W-3550 MARBURG,GERMANY
Article; Proceedings Paper
A CR-39 track detector was used both as a target and a detector to study the interaction of 960 MeV/N U-238 ions with light nuclei (H-1, C-12 and O-16). The range, mean free path and cross section of 960 MeV/N U-238 ions in the CR-39 have been measured and compared with the calculated value. The multiplicity due to fragmentation of U-238 projectiles with H-1, C-12 and O-16 nuclei has been found to be 2.03. It shows that the most common mode of the interaction is binary fission. The reaction products consist of two track peaks. The ratio of the track density of the light and the heavy peak to the track density of total reaction products comes out to be 20 % and 80 % respectively.