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Compton Scattering of Cs-137 Gamma Rays
written by James E. Parks and Christine P. Cheney
The Compton Effect is an ideal physics experiment for the advanced modern physics lab. The relevance of this experiment and an approach to teaching about this lab are discussed. The apparatus for this experiment consists of a Cs-137 gamma source located in a lead howitzer, a goniometer to precisely locate a NaI detector at different angles to make gamma energy measurements, and a multichannel analyzer system that includes a high voltage supply and amplifiers. The lead howitzer and goniometer were specially constructed, and information to reproduce them is given. Typical results are presented.
2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College
Part of the BFY Conference series
College Park, MD: July 22-24, 2015
Pages 76-79
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10.1119/bfy.2015.pr.019
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BFY 2015, Compton Effect, Gamma rays, Nuclear, Photoelectric Effect, Radiation
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J. Parks and C. Cheney, Compton Scattering of Cs-137 Gamma Rays, presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, 2015, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13811&DocID=4232>.
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Parks, J., & Cheney, C. (2015, July 22-24). Compton Scattering of Cs-137 Gamma Rays. Paper presented at 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD. Retrieved September 25, 2017, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13811&DocID=4232
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Parks, James E., and Christine P. Cheney. "Compton Scattering of Cs-137 Gamma Rays." Paper presented at the 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College, College Park, MD, July 22-24, 2015. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13811&DocID=4232 (accessed 25 September 2017).
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Parks, James E., and Christine P. Cheney. "Compton Scattering of Cs-137 Gamma Rays." 2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College. College Park, MD: 2015. 76-79 of BFY Conference. 25 Sep. 2017 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=13811&DocID=4232>.
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