Development of an Automated Scanning Monochromator for Sensitivity Calibration of the MUSTANG Instrument
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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An Automated Scanning Monochromator was developed using an Acton Research Corporation ARC Monochromator, Ealing Photomultiplier Tube and a Macintosh PC in conjunction with LabVIEW software. The LabVIEW Virtual Instrument written to operate the ARC Monochromator is a mouse driven user friendly program developed specifically for automated spectral data measurements. Resolution and sensitivity of the Automated Scanning Monochromator System have been determined experimentally. The Automated monochromator was then used for spectral measurements of a Platinum Lamp. Additionally, the reflectivity curve for a BaSO4 coated screen has been measured. Reflectivity measurements indicate a large discrepancy with expected results. Further analysis of the reflectivity experiment is required for conclusive results.
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