Accession Number:

AD0730501

Title:

Energy Loss of High Energy Electrons in Various Metals: Comparison of Theory and Experiment.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

A comparison of data from all previous energy loss experiments performed at the Naval Postgraduate School with new theoretical predictions is presented in this thesis. In addition, the data have been extended to include beryllium. With this extension, experiments have now been conducted on materials ranging in atomic number from 4 to 82. Agreement between experiment and theory is excellent for the most probable energy loss. However, theoretical values for the half-widths of the energy loss distributions generally are small compared to experiment for thicknesses less than 5 gcm squared and large for thicknesses greater than 5 gcm squared. These experiments were conducted in the energy range from 50 to 100 MeV, with absorber thicknesses from 0.7 to 5.9 gcm squared. These effects were found to be independent of atomic number or incident energy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE