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Manuscript Title: Empirical Parameterization of CR-39 Nuclear Particles Track Profile
Authors: A.A. Azooz, S.H. Al-Nia'emi, M.A. Al-Jubbori
Program title: CR39
Catalogue identifier: AENA_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 183(2012)2470
Programming language: MATLAB.
Computer: Any Desktop or Laptop.
Operating system: Windows 1998 or above (with MATLAB R13 or above installed).
RAM: 512 Mega bytes or higher
Keywords: CR-39, SSNTD.
Classification: 17.5.

Nature of problem:
A new semispherical parameterization of charged particle tracks in CR-39 SSNTD is carried out in a previous paper. This parameterization is developed here into a MATLAB based software to calculate the track length and track profile for any proton or alpha particle energy or etching time. This software is intended to compete with the TRACK_TEST [1] and TRACK_VISION [2] software currently in use by all people working in the field of SSNTD.

Solution method:
Based on fitting of experimental results of protons and alpha particles track lengths for various energies and etching times to a new semispherical formula with four free fitting parameters, the best set of energy independent parameters were found. These parameters are introduced into the software and the software is programmed to solve the set of equations to calculate the track depth, track etching rate as a function of both time and residual range for particles of normal and oblique incidence, the track longitudinal profile at both normal and oblique incidence, and the three dimensional track profile at normal incidence.

Running time:
1-8 sec on Pentium(4) 2 GHz CPU, 3 GB of RAM depending on the etching time value

References:
[1] ADWT_v1_0 Track_Test
Computer program TRACK_TEST for calculating parameters and plotting profiles for etch pits in nuclear track materials D. Nikezic, K.N. Yu Comput. Phys. Commun. 174(2006)160
[2] AEAF_v1_0 TRACK_VISION
Computer program TRACK_VISION for simulating optical appearance of etched tracks in CR-39 nuclear track detectors. D. Nikezic, K.N. Yu Comput. Phys. Commun. 178(2008)591