Physics & Astronomy ETDs

Publication Date

7-17-1972

Abstract

In an attempt to understand certain of the high energy processes that occur in the solar and terrestrial atmospheres and the interplanetary medium a detector of 20 to 160 MeV neutrons had been designed and constructed for inclusion in the NASA Orbiting Solar Observatory, Satellite OSO-G, which was launched into a near circular orbit at approximately 500 km altitude in August 1969. Both the angle of incidence and the energy of the neutron are determined by a telescopic arrangement of four scintillation plastic counters (Pilot B; hydrogen to carbon ratio 1:1) which generates proton recoils and provides pulse heights for analyzing them. The set of four counters is embedded in an envelope of scintillation plastic (Semi-Elements) to discriminate against charged particles and other background.

Degree Name

Physics

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Physics & Astronomy

First Committee Member (Chair)

C.P. Leavitt

Second Committee Member

Victor de Regenev

Third Committee Member

K.T. Hyder

Language

English

Document Type

Dissertation

Comments

This is the doctoral dissertation of Dr Fred Begay of Los Alamos National Laboratories.

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