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Total-to-peak ratios of high purity germanium gamma ray detector

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dc.contributor.advisor Richard Milner. en_US
dc.contributor.author Nelson, Justin Matthew, 1981- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mathematics. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-15T20:27:03Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-15T20:27:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/32746
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics; and, (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mathematics, 2004. en_US
dc.description MIT Institute Archives copy: leaves 2-22 bound in reverse order. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaf 22). en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is concerned with the percentage of [gamma]-rays of a certain energy having their energy correctly measured by a high purity Germanium [gamma]-ray detector. The ratio between the total counts and the counts within the energy peak (total-to-peak ratio) is determined for seven energies ranging from 89 keV to 1275 keV. A Monte Carlo based on the physical parameters of the detector was used to extrapolate between these points and after an energy independent scaling factor fit the data with a reduced [chi]² slightly below 1. The same experiment was repeated with a lead brick and then a β detector near the Ge detector and these objects were found to not have an effect on the total-to-peak ratios within the precision of the experiment. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Justin Matthew Nelson. en_US
dc.format.extent 22 leaves en_US
dc.format.extent 878708 bytes
dc.format.extent 876736 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Physics. en_US
dc.subject Mathematics. en_US
dc.title Total-to-peak ratios of high purity germanium gamma ray detector en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mathematics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 56734069 en_US


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