ENERGY LOSS OF HIGH ENERGY ELECTRONS IN TIN, LEAD, AND GADOLINIUM.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The LINAC at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, was used to accelerate electrons to energies ranging from 52 to 92 MeV in order to study the energy distributions of high energy electrons before and after passing through layers of tin, gadolinium, and lead. The thickness of these materials ranged from 0.8 to 5.9 gsq. cm. The most probable energy losses agreed with the theory of Blunck and Westphal for all materials used, while distribution half-widths agreed only for absorbers of thickness less than 3.0 gsq. cm. The thickness at which theory and experiment began to exhibit a noticeable discrepancy was found to be dependent on the atomic number of the material. Where comparison was possible, results of this experiment generally agreed with the findings of similar works concluded previously. Author
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics