Accession Number : AD0687711

Title :   THE CORRECTION OF SCATTERED-ELECTRON SPECTRA FOR RADIATIVE EFFECTS,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Crannell,Hall

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The distortions caused by the effects of nuclear and thick-target bremsstrahlung on the spectrum of scattered electrons obscure the actual elastic and inelastic cross sections. A method whereby the spectrum can be systematically corrected for these effects is presented. The method uses previous theoretical calculations of the radiative probabilities and employs an iterative technique for step by step correction of the spectrum. Uncertainties due to statistical errors in the measurement propagate through such a calculation. A formulation in which the uncertainties can be explicitly calculated is presented. Corrections to the calculations due to effects such as the change in cross section with change in electron energy are discussed. Special problems associated with the applications of digital computers to this technique are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONS, PARTICLE SPECTRA), (*PARTICLE SPECTRA, CORRECTIONS), BREMSSTRAHLUNG, ELECTRON IRRADIATION, ELASTIC SCATTERING, INELASTIC SCATTERING, NUCLEAR CROSS SECTIONS, ITERATIONS

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE