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.
Level of Degree
First Committee Member (Chair)
Christopher P. Leavitt
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Howard Carnes Bryant
Rehnberg, John. "Multiple Scattering of High Energy Electrons in a Cerenkov Counter." (1962). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/phyc_etds/155