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Abstract Title: The Visiting Students and Faculty Program at the University of North Texas
Abstract: For the past two decades, the Ion Beam Modification and Analysis Laboratory (IBMAL) in the UNT Department of Physics has regularly hosted groups of undergraduate students and their instructors for campus visits, for the purpose of having the students conduct advanced laboratory exercises related to nuclear and atomic physics.  Topics range from gamma, x-ray, and alpha-particle spectroscopy to Rutherford scattering, particle-induced x-ray emission and nuclear reactions.  For the laboratory exercises, which typically fill two intense days and are assisted by IBMAL personnel, students utilize a 2.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator and an array of detectors, radioactive sources, and nuclear electronics.  The program is principally designed for upper-level students from institutions lacking their own advanced experimental facilities, and has been patronized by schools from throughout Texas, adjoining states, and beyond.
Abstract Type: Contributed Presentation
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Session: Session XVI - Regional/National Advanced Lab Facilities

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Duncan Weathers
University of North Texas
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