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Radiative Capture of Photons by C¹² and C¹³


Seagrave, John Dorrington (1951) Radiative Capture of Photons by C¹² and C¹³. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/JZ3Y-NP46.


A method has been developed for preparing thin films of carbon on tantalum, and the thick and thin target yields of the (p,γ) reactions for C12 and C13 targets studied for proton energies of 0.4 to 2.7 MeV.

With C13 enriched targets, five resonances were found, corresponding to levels in N14 at 8.05, 8.62, 8.70, 9.18, and 9.49 MeV. The radiation spectrum from these levels has been investigated and found to involve several branches of decay, and transitions cascading through intermediate levels.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics and Mathematics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lauritsen, Charles Christian (advisor)
  • Fowler, William A. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1951
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Office of Naval ResearchUNSPECIFIED
Atomic Energy CommissionUNSPECIFIED
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10022017-092848143
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ID Code:10473
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:02 Oct 2017 17:35
Last Modified:04 May 2023 18:00

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