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Axial alignment in a ring-collection beta-ray spectrometer

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dc.contributor.author Earle, Eric Davis
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-17T21:33:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-17T21:33:41Z
dc.date.copyright 1960
dc.date.issued 2012-01-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/40123
dc.description.abstract A thin-lens beta-ray spectrometer using ring-focus collection was modified. These modifications consisted of; 1) a centering mechanism enabling the source-detector axis to be aligned with the magnetic axis; 2) an extension of the vacuum chamber placing the detector further from the magnet coils. The latter considerably decreased the magnetic shielding requirements for the detector. A misalignment of 0.25 mm. for parallel axes and of 0°09' for intersecting axes produced noticeably poorer performance. Using a gathering power of .70%, a resolving power of .94% was obtained for the 661.6 Kev. K-conversion peak of Cs ¹³⁷. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of British Columbia en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/] en
dc.subject Spectrometer. en_US
dc.subject Mass Spectrometry. en_US
dc.title Axial alignment in a ring-collection beta-ray spectrometer en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en
dc.degree.name Master of Science - MSc en_US
dc.degree.discipline Physics en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en


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