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dc.contributor.advisorRichard G. Milner.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEpstein, Charles Samuelen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-11T15:05:07Z
dc.date.available2019-01-11T15:05:07Z
dc.date.copyright2018en_US
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/119903
dc.descriptionThesis: Ph. D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, 2018.en_US
dc.descriptionThis electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 149-151).en_US
dc.description.abstractMøller scattering is one of the most fundamental processes in QED. Its knowledge at high precision is necessary for a variety of modern nuclear and particle physics experiments. However, most treatments have neglected the electron mass, which is an approximation that breaks down at relevant low energies. In this thesis, existing soft-photon radiative corrections were combined with new hard-photon bremsstrahlung calculations to take into account the effect of photon emission at any photon energy. The electron mass was included at all steps. The radiative corrections were compiled into a Monte Carlo event generator. To test the results, an experiment was designed, constructed, installed, and executed at the MIT High Voltage Research Laboratory. Measurements are reported, comparing the simulated radiative Møller spectra to data at 2.5 MeV. Good agreement between the measurements and the new calculation is observed in the momentum spectrum at three angles.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Charles S. Epstein.en_US
dc.format.extent151 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectPhysics.en_US
dc.titleMøller scattering at low energyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc1079896261en_US


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