Suprheated emulsions: Neutronics and thermodynamics

F. D'Errico, R.E. Apfel, G. Curzio, E. Dietz, E. Egger, G.F. Gualdrini, S. Guldbakke, R. Nath, B.R.L. Siebert

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The results of some recent theoretical and experimental investigations on the physics of superheated emulsions are presented. Computational fluid thermodynamics allowed for a detailed description of the temporal and spatial history of the energy deposition process by a charged particle in a superheated liquid. Despite the assumptions it is based upon, this model gives information in agreement with experimental data on bubble nucleation. The experimental findings concern the role of interfacial reactions between drops and emulsifer, the existence of inhibition temperatures for the detector's response, and the progressive sensitisation to protons.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109 - 112
Number of pages4
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiation
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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D'Errico, F., Apfel, R. E., Curzio, G., Dietz, E., Egger, E., Gualdrini, G. F., ... Siebert, B. R. L. (1997). Suprheated emulsions: Neutronics and thermodynamics. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 70(1-4), 109 - 112.