Alt Title

Department of Physics

Publication Date

1967

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bushnell, David L.||Meyer, Axel (Professor of physics)

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Physics

LCSH

Antimony--Isotopes--Decay

Abstract

A coincidence experiment using a sodium-iodide (NaI) scintillation detector coupled with a lithium-drifted germanium [Ge(Li)] detector was set up. A preliminary coincidence experiment was carried out using a Co⁶⁰ source, verifying the coincidence between the 1733 KeV gamma line and the 1333 KeV gamma line. An investigation of possible coincidences between the gamma lines in the decay of Sb¹²⁴ to Te¹²⁴ was performed. The 645, 714, 722, 1690, and 2090 KeV gamma lines were found to be in coincidence with the 603 KeV line. A brief introductory overview over recent gamma coincidence work, with emphasis on investigations of Sb¹²⁴, and the associated experimental equipment is presented. A short discussion of modern gamma detection devices is given, and their operating characteristics are related to the particular needs of coincidence spectroscopy. The experimental setup, its mode of operation and calibration, and the experimental technique are described. The results are discussed in terms of the gamma decay scheme of Te¹²⁴.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

44 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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