A determination of the effective thickness of a liquid deuterium target for a quasielastic scattering experiment
Author(s)Turkewitz, Jared Ripley
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
June L. Matthews.
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The effective thickness of a liquid deuterium target was determined by measuring the yield of the neutron-deuteron elastic scattering cross section. The flux of incident neutrons was determined by a fission ionization chamber. The scattered deuterons were detected with a Delta E - E (thin plastic scintillator - thick CsI calorimeter) telescope. The effective target thickness was determined to be larger than is thought physically possible. Possible reasons for the unphysical result are discussed, but further analysis is needed to ascertain why the effective target thickness was determined to be an unphysical length.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology