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Precision Determination of the Energy Released in Nuclear Reactions in the Light Elements


Tollestrup, Alvin Virgil (1950) Precision Determination of the Energy Released in Nuclear Reactions in the Light Elements. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/EQ4P-QG81.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. A precision determination of the energy released in the following nuclear reactions has been made: (1) [...], (2) [...] , (3) [...], (4) [...], (5) [...], (6) [...], (7) [...]. An electrostatic generator and analyzer was used to furnish a beam of protons of accurately known energy and a double focusing magnetic spectrograph used to perform a momentum analysis of the particles arising in the reactions. A scintillation counter suitable for the detection of particles arising in nuclear reactions is described and the theory of the associated electronic equipinent is given. The Q-values of the reactions are used to calculate the [...] mass difference and three low energy points on the range energy curve are established. A resume of all accurately determined Q-values is given.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics and Mathematics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Minor Option:Mathematics
Awards:Caltech Distinguished Alumni Award, 1993. National Medal of Technology and Innovation, 1989. Robert R. Wilson Prize, 1989. Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lauritsen, Charles Christian (advisor)
  • Fowler, William A. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1950
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-07012004-111101
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ID Code:2797
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Deposited On:02 Jul 2004
Last Modified:20 Apr 2023 23:30

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