Physics & Astronomy ETDs

Author

John Rehnberg

Publication Date

6-5-1962

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to present a procedure for calculating the fraction of high energy electrons incident on a Cerenkov counter which are scattered out of the region of detection.

With the assistance of Professor Christopher P. Leavitt of the University of New Mexico, a method of solving the above problem has been established. The method uses the theory of multiple scattering as described by Rossi and Greisen and a numerical integration technique to evaluate the effective or average scattering distribution function for the Cerenkov counter. A relationship is developed which can be programmed on a Bendix G-15 Computer (or similar calculator) to determine the probability of scattering loss for an election at some given energy.

Degree Name

Physics

Level of Degree

Masters

First Committee Member (Chair)

Christopher P. Leavitt

Second Committee Member

Roy Thomas

Third Committee Member

Howard Carnes Bryant

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

Share

COinS