Accession Number : AD0841265

Title :   ENERGY LOSS OF HIGH ENERGY ELECTRONS IN ALUMINUM.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Miller, Royce Duane

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : High energy electrons from the USNPGS LINAC were used to study the energy distribution characteristics of the electrons before and after passage through various thicknesses of aluminum absorbers. Data was taken for initial energies between 50 and 100 MeV, and for absorbers of thicknesses between 0.28 gm/sq cm and 3.1 gm/sq cm. The results were compared with the theory of Blunck and Westphal, and the experimental measurements of Breuer. Geometrical factors involved in the experimental arrangement were found to have had a pronounced effect on the measurements, and refinements to the experimental conditions for future measurements of this type are indicated. Preliminary work in this direction shows that the half widths and most probable energy losses given by the theory are confirmed within experimental errors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRON BEAMS, INTERACTIONS), ALUMINUM, LINEAR ACCELERATORS, SPECTROMETERS, IONIZATION, EXCITATION, BREMSSTRAHLUNG, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE