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  1. INTEGRAL observations of the cosmic X-ray background in the 5-100 keV range via occultation by the Earth

    Churazov, E.; Sunyaev, R.; Revnivtsev, M.;

    2007-01-01

    due to occultation of extragalactic objects by the Earth disk was used to obtain the spectrum of the Cosmic X-ray Background ( CXB). Various sources of contamination were evaluated, including compact sources, Galactic Ridge emission, CXB reflection by the Earth atmosphere, cosmic ray induced emission...... by the Earth atmosphere and the Earth auroral emission. Results. The spectrum of the cosmic X-ray background in the energy band 5-100 keV is obtained. The shape of the spectrum is consistent with that obtained previously by the HEAO-1 observatory, while the normalization is similar to 10% higher...

  2. Attosecond quantum entanglement in neutron Compton scattering from water in the keV range

    Scattering of neutrons in the 24-150keV incident energy range from H2O relative to that of D2O and H2O-D2O mixtures was reported very recently. Studying time-of-flight integrated intensities, the applied experimental procedure appears to be transparent and may open up a novel class of neutron experiments regarding the 'anomalous' scattering from protons, firstly observed in our experiment at ISIS in the 5-100eV range. The keV-results were analyzed within standard theory, also including (1) multiple scattering and (2) the strong incident-energy dependence of the neutron-proton cross-section σH(E0) in this energy range. The analysis reveals a striking anomalous ratio of scattering intensity of H2O relative to that of D2O of about 20%, thus being in surprisingly good agreement with the earlier results of the original experiment at ISIS

  3. The Range of 1-3 keV Electrons in Solid Oxygen and Carbon Monoxide

    Oehlenschlæger, M.; Andersen, H.H.; Schou, Jørgen;

    1985-01-01

    The range of 1-3 keV electrons in films of solid oxygen and carbon monoxide has been measured by a mirror substrate method. The technique used here is identical to the one previously used for range measurements in solid hydrogen and nitrogen. The range in oxygen is slightly shorter than that in...... nitrogen whereas the range in carbon monoxide is about 20% larger than that in the nitrogen....

  4. The Range of 1-3 keV Electrons in Solid Oxygen and Carbon Monoxide

    Oehlenschlæger, M.; Andersen, H.H.; Schou, Jørgen; Sørensen, H.

    The range of 1-3 keV electrons in films of solid oxygen and carbon monoxide has been measured by a mirror substrate method. The technique used here is identical to the one previously used for range measurements in solid hydrogen and nitrogen. The range in oxygen is slightly shorter than that in...... nitrogen whereas the range in carbon monoxide is about 20% larger than that in the nitrogen....

  5. The range of 1-3 keV electrons in solid oxygen and carbon monoxide

    The range of 1-3 keV electrons in films of solid oxygen and carbon monoxide has been measured by a mirror-substrate method. The technique used here is identical to the one previously used for range measurements on solid hydrogen and nitrogen. The range in oxygen is slightly shorter than that in nitrogen whereas the range in carbon monoxide is about 20% larger than that in the nitrogen. (orig.)

  6. Photon interaction measurements of certain compounds in the energy range 30-660 keV

    The total photon interaction cross sections at six energies in the energy range 30-660 keV are determined in ten compounds, (NaNO3, KNO3, Sr(NO3)2, NaCl, SrCl2-2H2), NaClO3, (NH4)SO4, MgSO4) using a NaI(Tl) scintillation spectrometer in a good geometry setup. Analysis of the experimental data in terms of cross sections and effective atomic numbers is presented

  7. Characterisation of a counting imaging detector for electron detection in the energy range 10-20 keV

    Moldovan, G., E-mail: grigore.moldovan@materials.ox.ac.uk [University of Oxford, Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom); Sikharulidze, I. [Leiden University, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, P.O. Box 9502, 2300RA Leiden (Netherlands); Matheson, J.; Derbyshire, G. [Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Kirkland, A.I. [University of Oxford, Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (United Kingdom); Abrahams, J.P. [Leiden University, Leiden Institute of Chemistry, P.O. Box 9502, 2300RA Leiden (Netherlands)

    2012-07-21

    As part of a feasibility study into the use of novel electron detector for X-ray photoelectron emission microscopes (XPEEM) and related methods, we have characterised the imaging performance of a counting Medipix 2 readout chip bump bonded to a Silicon diode array sensor and directly exposed to electrons in the energy range 10-20 keV. Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE), Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) and Noise Power Spectra (NPS) are presented, demonstrating very good performance for the case of electrons with an energy of 20 keV. Significant reductions in DQE are observed for electrons with energy of 15 keV and less, down to levels of 20% for electrons of 10 keV.

  8. Inelastic processes in K^(+)- He collisions in energy range 0.7 - 10 keV

    Lomsadze, R A; Kezerashvili, R Ya; Mosulishvili, N O; Phaneuf, R

    2013-01-01

    Absolute cross sections for charge exchange, ionization, stripping and excitation in K^(+) - He collisions were measured in the ion energy range 0.7 - 10 keV. The experimental data and the schematic correlation diagrams are used to analyze and determine the mechanisms for these processes. The increase of the excitation probability of inelastic channels with the angle of scattering is revealed. An exceptionally highly excited state of He is observed and a peculiarity for the excitation function of the resonance line is explained. The intensity ratio for the excitation of the K II \\lambda = 60.1 nm and \\lambda = 61.2 nm lines is 5:1 which indicates the high probability for excitation of the singlet resonance level $^{1}$P$_{1}$ compared to the triplet level $^{3}$P$_{1}$. The similarity of the population of the 4p state of the potassium ion and atom as well as the anomalously small values of the excitation cross sections are explained.

  9. Multilayer optics for monochromatic high-resolution X-ray imaging diagnostic in a broad photon energy range from 2 keV to 22 keV

    The “Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives” (CEA) studies and designs advanced X-ray diagnostics to probe dense plasmas produced at the future Laser MegaJoule (LMJ) facility. Mainly for X-ray imaging with high spatial resolution, different types of multilayer mirrors were developed to provide broadband X-ray reflectance at grazing incidence. These coatings are deposited on two toroidal mirror substrates that are then mounted into a Wolter-type geometry (working at a grazing angle of 0.45°) to realize an X-ray microscope. Non-periodic (depth graded) W/Si multilayer can be used in the broad photon energy range from 2 keV to 22 keV. A third flat mirror can be added for the spectral selection of the microscope. This mirror is coated with a Mo/Si multilayer for which the d-spacing varies in the longitudinal direction to satisfy the Bragg condition within the angular acceptance of the microscope and also to compensate the angular dispersion due to the field of the microscope. We present a study of such a so-called Göbel mirror which was optimized for photon energy of 10.35 keV. The three mirrors were coated using magnetron sputtering technology by Xenocs SA. The reflectance in the entire photon energy range was determined in the laboratory of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) at the synchrotron radiation facility BESSY II in Berlin

  10. Neutron Total Cross Sections of 235U From Transmission Measurements in the Energy Range 2 keV to 300 keV and Statistical Model Analysis of the Data

    The average 235U neutron total cross sections were obtained in the energy range 2 keV to 330 keV from high-resolution transmission measurements of a 0.033 atom/b sample.1 The experimental data were corrected for the contribution of isotope impurities and for resonance self-shielding effects in the sample. The results are in very good agreement with the experimental data of Poenitz et al.4 in the energy range 40 keV to 330 keV and are the only available accurate experimental data in the energy range 2 keV to 40 keV. ENDF/B-VI evaluated data are 1.7% larger. The SAMMY/FITACS code 2 was used for a statistical model analysis of the total cross section, selected fission cross sections and data in the energy range 2 keV to 200 keV. SAMMY/FITACS is an extended version of SAMMY which allows consistent analysis of the experimental data in the resolved and unresolved resonance region. The Reich-Moore resonance parameters were obtained 3 from a SAMMY Bayesian fits of high resolution experimental neutron transmission and partial cross section data below 2.25 keV, and the corresponding average parameters and covariance data were used in the present work as input for the statistical model analysis of the high energy range of the experimental data. The result of the analysis shows that the average resonance parameters obtained from the analysis of the unresolved resonance region are consistent with those obtained in the resolved energy region. Another important result is that ENDF/B-VI capture cross section could be too small by more than 10% in the energy range 10 keV to 200 keV

  11. NEUTRON TOTAL CROSS SECTIONS OF 235U FROM TRANSMISSION MEASUREMENTS IN THE ENERGY RANGE 2 keV to 300 keV AND STATISTICAL MODEL ANALYSIS OF THE DATA

    Derrien, H.

    2000-05-22

    The average {sup 235}U neutron total cross sections were obtained in the energy range 2 keV to 330 keV from high-resolution transmission measurements of a 0.033 atom/b sample. The experimental data were corrected for the contribution of isotope impurities and for resonance self-shielding effects in the sample. The results are in very good agreement with the experimental data of Poenitz et al. in the energy range 40 keV to 330 keV and are the only available accurate experimental data in the energy range 2 keV to 40 keV. ENDF/B-VI evaluated data are 1.7% larger. The SAMMY/FITACS code was used for a statistical model analysis of the total cross section, selected fission cross sections and {alpha} data in the energy range 2 keV to 200 keV. SAMMY/FITACS is an extended version of SAMMY which allows consistent analysis of the experimental data in the resolved and unresolved resonance region. The Reich-Moore resonance parameters were obtained from a SAMMY Bayesian fits of high resolution experimental neutron transmission and partial cross section data below 2.25 keV, and the corresponding average parameters and covariance data were used in the present work as input for the statistical model analysis of the high energy range of the experimental data. The result of the analysis shows that the average resonance parameters obtained from the analysis of the unresolved resonance region are consistent with those obtained in the resolved energy region. Another important result is that ENDF/B-VI capture cross section could be too small by more than 10% in the energy range 10 keV to 200 keV.

  12. Neutron Total Cross Sections of {sup 235}U From Transmission Measurements in the Energy Range 2 keV to 300 keV and Statistical Model Analysis of the Data

    Derrien, H.; Harvey, J.A.; Larson, N.M.; Leal, L.C.; Wright, R.Q.

    2000-05-01

    The average {sup 235}U neutron total cross sections were obtained in the energy range 2 keV to 330 keV from high-resolution transmission measurements of a 0.033 atom/b sample.1 The experimental data were corrected for the contribution of isotope impurities and for resonance self-shielding effects in the sample. The results are in very good agreement with the experimental data of Poenitz et al.4 in the energy range 40 keV to 330 keV and are the only available accurate experimental data in the energy range 2 keV to 40 keV. ENDF/B-VI evaluated data are 1.7% larger. The SAMMY/FITACS code 2 was used for a statistical model analysis of the total cross section, selected fission cross sections and data in the energy range 2 keV to 200 keV. SAMMY/FITACS is an extended version of SAMMY which allows consistent analysis of the experimental data in the resolved and unresolved resonance region. The Reich-Moore resonance parameters were obtained 3 from a SAMMY Bayesian fits of high resolution experimental neutron transmission and partial cross section data below 2.25 keV, and the corresponding average parameters and covariance data were used in the present work as input for the statistical model analysis of the high energy range of the experimental data. The result of the analysis shows that the average resonance parameters obtained from the analysis of the unresolved resonance region are consistent with those obtained in the resolved energy region. Another important result is that ENDF/B-VI capture cross section could be too small by more than 10% in the energy range 10 keV to 200 keV.

  13. Energy dependence of some neutron dosimeter sensitivities in the 1 ev up to 4 kev energy range

    The sensitivities of DN-A-1 device and SNM-14 slow neutron counter with a combined moderator in the 1 eV up to 4 keV energy range has been experimentally determined. The IBR-30 reactor served as a neutron source, spectral distribution was performed by the time-of-flight method. The sensitivity constancy of a long counter in the 1 eV up to 4 keV energy range has been experimentally shown. The obtained sensitivity values and other data available could be used in determining energy dependencies of the device sensitivity in essential neutron energy range. It permits to evaluate their errors when using as dosimeters in radiation fields of nuclear physics installations

  14. Positron and electron backscattering from elemental solids in the 1-10 keV energy range

    Electron and positron backscattering coefficients are analytically calculated for a number of selected atomic targets in the energy range 1-10 keV and for incident angles between 0 deg. and 80 deg. The dependence of the backscattering coefficient on the material, on the projectile primary energy and on the incidence angle has been examined and discussed. Our results are found to be in better agreement with experiment than earlier Monte Carlo simulations

  15. Measurement of Fission Cross-Sections for Neutrons of Energies in the Range 40-500 keV

    Measurements have been made of the fission cross-section of U233, U234 , U236, Np237, Pu239 and Pu241 at several neutron energies between 40 keV and 500 keV. Measurements in this energy range are of importance in reactor calculations especially in fast dilute systems where the neutron flux is high in the 10- 100-keV energy range. Recent measurements at this laboratory of the U235 fission cross-section gave absolute values slightly lower than previous data. The present series of measurements are made relative to the new values of the U235 fission cross-section using back-to-back ionization chambers. The fissile foils were assayed by α-assay, direct weighing and coulometry. Good agreement was obtained between these assays. The fission measurements have an estimated accuracy of between 1 % and.2% and,combined with the, error on the U235 fission cross-section,give a final error of about 3% in the fission cross-sections. The present results together with those of previous measurements are given, and the corrections for fission- fragment absorption, backgrounds and scattering are discussed. (author)

  16. Studies on effective atomic numbers for photon energy absorption and electron density of some narcotic drugs in the energy range 1 keV-20 MeV

    Gounhalli, Shivraj G.; Shantappa, Anil; Hanagodimath, S. M.

    2013-04-01

    Effective atomic numbers for photon energy absorption ZPEA,eff, photon interaction ZPI,eff and for electron density Nel, have been calculated by a direct method in the photon-energy region from 1 keV to 20 MeV for narcotic drugs, such as Heroin (H), Cocaine (CO), Caffeine (CA), Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabinol (CBD), Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). The ZPEA,eff, ZPI,eff and Nel values have been found to change with energy and composition of the narcotic drugs. The energy dependence ZPEA,eff, ZPI,eff and Nel is shown graphically. The maximum difference between the values of ZPEA,eff, and ZPI,eff occurs at 30 keV and the significant difference of 2 to 33% for the energy region 5-100 keV for all drugs. The reason for these differences is discussed.

  17. Range Measurements of keV Hydrogen Ions in Solid Oxygen and Carbon Monoxide

    Schou, Jørgen; Sørensen, H.; Andersen, H.H.;

    1984-01-01

    Ranges of 1.3–3.5 keV/atom hydrogen and deuterium molecular ions have been measured by a thin-film reflection method. The technique, used here for range measurements in solid oxygen and carbon monoxide targets, is identical to the one used previously for range measurements in hydrogen and nitrogen....... The main aim was to look for phase-effects, i.e. gas-solid differences in the stopping processes. While measured ranges in solid oxygen were in agreement with known gas data, the ranges in solid carbon monoxide were up to 50% larger than those calculated from gas-stopping data. The latter result...

  18. Range measurements of keV hydrogen ions in solid oxygen and carbon monoxide

    Ranges of 1.3-3.5 keV/atom hydrogen and deuterium molecular ions have been measured by a thin-film reflection method. The technique, used here for range measurements in solid oxygen and carbon monoxide targets, is identical to the one used previously for range measurements in hydrogen and nitrogen. The main aim was to look for phase-effects, i.e. gas-solid differences in the stopping processes. While measured ranges in solid oxygen were in agreement with known gas data, the ranges in solid carbon monoxide were up to 50% larger than those calculated from gas-stopping data. The latter result agrees with that previously found for solid nitrogen. (orig.)

  19. Measurement of neutron capture cross section of 75As in the energy range from 29 to 1100 keV

    The cross sections for the 75As(n,γ)76As reaction were measured relatively to that of 197Au in neutron energy range from 29 to 1100 keV, using the activation technique. Neutrons were produced via the 7Li(p,n)7Be and T(p,n)3He reactions with a 2.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator at Sichuan University. The activities after irradiation were measured with a calibrated high resolution HPGe detector. The errors of the measurements are 6.7%-7.8%. The experiment results were compared with existing data

  20. Effective atomic number of human enamel and dentin within a photo energy range from 10 to 200 KeV

    The Z and μ/p were determined regarding the total and partial photon interactions within the biological materials of human enamel and dentin, within the low photon energy range from 10 to 200 keV, which is of medical interest in terms of radiology. The mass attenuation coefficients were calculated by means of WinXCOM. The Z for total and partial photon interactions in the biological materials of human enamel and dentin have been determined within a radiological low photon energy range from 10 to 200 keV. The total Z values presented a similar behavior in both the enamel and dentin. The Z values decreased 23% in the enamel and by 32% in the dentin in direct proportion to the increase energy levels. The Z for all partial processes increased slightly and in direct proportion to the increase in energy levels. The value for photoelectric interaction proved to be the highest, whereas the value for incoherent scattering was the lowest. The total Z becomes a contribution due these three partial processes at any energy level. The value of the Z is quite sensitive to the weight fractions of the elements and the applied interpolation method. Concerning the importance of Z values to medical dosimetry, it is expected that the new data regarding Z values presented here in will be useful, particularly as regards the energy range of interest. (author)

  1. Characterisation of a detector based on microchannel plates for electrons in the energy range 10-20 keV

    Moldovan, G. [Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxon OX1 3PH (United Kingdom)], E-mail: grigore.moldovan@materials.ox.ac.uk; Matheson, J.; Derbyshire, G. [Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0QX (United Kingdom); Kirkland, A. [Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxon OX1 3PH (United Kingdom)

    2008-11-11

    As part of a feasibility study into the use of novel electron detectors for an X-ray photoelectron emission microscope (XPEEM), we have characterised a detector based on microchannel plates (MCPs), a phosphor screen and a CCD camera. For XPEEM, an imaging detector is required for electrons in the energy range 10-20 keV. This type of detector is a standard fitment on commercial instruments and we have studied its performance in some detail in order to provide a baseline against which to evaluate future detector technologies. We present detective quantum efficiency (DQE), noise power spectrum (NPS) and modulation transfer function (MTF) measurements of a commercial detector, in the energy range of interest, as a function of the detector bias voltage.

  2. Search for galactic sources and bursts of x radiation in the 40-290 keV energy range with a spectrometer of the Kosmos-428 satellite

    Stationary sources and bursts of X-radiation in the 40-290 keV energy range have been found in the cetus constellation as a result of observations carried out with a spectrometer of the ''Kosmos-3428'' satellite

  3. Simulation of electron tracks in the energy range of 0.01 to 10 keV in water vapour

    The primary aim of this study was to develop a numerical program for simulating electron traces in steam for the energy range of 0.01 to 10 keV, and to prove the quality of the simulation by comparing calculations with measurements from current literature. Moreover, the application range of the program was to be shown by means of practical examples. The task could be performed by applying the Platzman method for analyzing experimental data with respect to their necessary consistency with established theoretical knowledge. The differential oscillator strength distribution, major differential ionization cross-sections and cross-sections for excitation and elastic collision were derived. By comparing major integral factors (e.g., W value (Co80)) with calculated results, it was possible to determine, e.g., the secondary electron cross-sections with the help of consistency tests. These derived activation cross-sections were used as the core of a Monte Carlo calculation programme (MOCA 87) for simulating electron trace structures which were evaluated in such a way that various calculation values could be compared critically with values obtained experimentally (e.g., for yields, depth and radial dose curves, micro-dosimetric distribution). On the whole, the programme exhibited sufficient consistency. (orig./HP)

  4. High-accuracy determination of the relative full energy peak efficiency curve of a coaxial HPGe detector in the energy range 700-1300 keV

    A method for the high-accuracy determination of the relative full energy peak efficiency is established. Radionuclides that emit at least two gamma-ray lines for which the relative intensity can be found (from the decay scheme) to much better than ±0.1% were used as calibration standards. Specifically, the 889 and 1120 keV lines of 46Sc, the 983 and 1312 keV lines of 48Sc, the 1173 and 1332 keV lines of 60Co, and the 702 and 871 keV lines of 94Nb were implemented. The high-accuracy calibration was taken to extend from the lowest line of 94Nb at 702 keV to the highest line of 60Co at 1332 keV. An analytical expression, based on linear least-squares fitting, was developed to describe the behavior of the relative efficiency curve in that energy range. As a result, the ability of predicting relative full energy peak efficiencies to within ±0.1% (over most of the energy range) was demonstrated. The presented method is applicable in any measurement that requires the minimum calibration bias in the determination of reaction rate ratios. Applications in neutron activation analysis (NAA) and in nuclear reactor dosimetry represent examples of such situations. (orig.)

  5. Simultaneous solution of Kompaneets equation and radiative transfer equation in the photon energy range 1-125 keV

    Radiative transfer equation in plane parallel geometry and Kompaneets equation is solved simultaneously to obtain theoretical spectrum of 1-125 keV photon energy range. Diffuse radiation field are calculated using time-independent radiative transfer equation in plane parallel geometry, which is developed using discrete space theory (DST) of radiative transfer in a homogeneous medium for different optical depths. We assumed free-free emission and absorption and emission due to electron gas to be operating in the medium. The three terms n, n2 and (∂n/∂xk) where n is photon phase density and xk=(hν/kTe), in Kompaneets equation and those due to free-free emission are utilized to calculate the change in the photon phase density in a hot electron gas. Two types of incident radiation are considered: (1) isotropic radiation with the modified black body radiation IMB and (2) anisotropic radiation which is angle dependent. The emergent radiation at τ=0 and reflected radiation τ=τmax are calculated by using the diffuse radiation from the medium. The emergent and reflected radiation contain the free-free emission and emission from the hot electron gas. Kompaneets equation gives the changes in photon phase densities in different types of media. Although the initial spectrum is angle dependent, the Kompaneets equation gives a spectrum which is angle independent after several Compton scattering times.

  6. Yield of chromosomal aberrations and recoil particle range in Chineses hamster fibroblasts exposed to 8.5 to 500 keV neutrons

    Induction of chromatid aberrations in S-phase Chinese hamster fibroblasts has been studied for irradiation by 60Co gamma rays and neutrons of average energy 8.5, 45, 83, 200 and 500 keV. At 10 per cent aberration level the relative biological afficiency varied between 2.2 +- 0.6 (at 8.5 keV) and a maximum of 47 +- 9 (at 200 keV). The neutron generated recoils have short range in comparison to chromosomal dimensions. The strong variation with neutron energy is therefore not necessarily reflecting variations in the average linear energy transfer. Good agreement between experimental and predicted response was obtained when effects ascribed to range were considered. A critical volume within which primary lesions should occur in order to make chromosomal aberrations probable was derived. The corresponding site radius was estimated to be 1-3 μm. (author)

  7. Calorimetry for dose measurement at electron accelerators in the 80-120 keV energy range

    Helt-Hansen, J.; Miller, A.; Duane, S.;

    2005-01-01

    Calorimeters for dose measurement at low-energy electron accelerator energies (80-120 keV) are described. Three calorimeters with different characteristics were designed and their dose response and measurement uncertainties were characterized. The heated air between the beam exit window and the c...

  8. Mass attenuation coefficients of Martian meteorites and Earth composition in the energy range 1 keV-100 GeV

    Ün, M.; Han, E. Narmanli; Ün, A.

    2016-04-01

    Mass attenuation coefficients for 24 Martian meteorites have been determined in the energy range from 1 keV to 100 GeV. The values of mass attenuation coefficients (µ/ρ) of the samples were calculated the WINXCOM program. The obtained results for Martian meteorites have been compared with the results for Earth composition and similarities or differences also evaluated.

  9. High-resolution integrated germanium Compton polarimeter for the γ-ray energy range 80 keV-1 MeV

    Sareen, R. A.; Urban, W.; Barnett, A. R.; Varley, B. J.

    1995-06-01

    Parameters which govern the choice of a detection system to measure the linear polarization of γ rays at low energies are discussed. An integrated polarimeter is described which is constructed from a single crystal of germanium. It is a compact planar device with the sectors defined electrically, and which gives an energy resolution in the add-back mode of 1 keV at 300 keV. Its performance is demonstrated in a series of calibration measurements using both unpolarized radiation from radioactive sources and polarized γ rays from the 168Er(α,2n)170Yb reaction at Eα=25 MeV. Polarization measurements at energies as low as 84 keV have been achieved, where the sensitivity was 0.32±0.09. The sensitivity, efficiency, and energy resolution are reported. Our results indicate that energy resolution should be included in the definition of the figure of merit and we relate the new definition to earlier work. The comparisons show the advantages of the present design in the energy range below 300 keV and its competitiveness up to 1500 keV.

  10. High-resolution integrated germanium Compton polarimeter for the γ-ray energy range 80 keV--1 MeV

    Parameters which govern the choice of a detection system to measure the linear polarization of γ rays at low energies are discussed. An integrated polarimeter is described which is constructed from a single crystal of germanium. It is a compact planar device with the sectors defined electrically, and which gives an energy resolution in the add-back mode of 1 keV at 300 keV. Its performance is demonstrated in a series of calibration measurements using both unpolarized radiation from radioactive sources and polarized γ rays from the 168Er(α,2n)170Yb reaction at Eα=25 MeV. Polarization measurements at energies as low as 84 keV have been achieved, where the sensitivity was 0.32±0.09. The sensitivity, efficiency, and energy resolution are reported. Our results indicate that energy resolution should be included in the definition of the figure of merit and we relate the new definition to earlier work. The comparisons show the advantages of the present design in the energy range below 300 keV and its competitiveness up to 1500 keV. copyright 1995 American Institute of Physics

  11. A compact flat-response x-ray detector for the radiation flux in the range from 1.6 keV to 4.4 keV

    A band-pass flat-response x-ray detector is designed to measure the absolute M-band x-ray flux. The detector comprises an x-ray diode and a compound filter that is carefully designed to achieve the desired response function in the range from 1.6 to 4.4 keV, i.e. the flatness of the spectral response is better than 5%. The designed response function is in excellent agreement with the calibrated one, indicating that the x-ray detector with various responses can be achieved with the state-of-art fabrication technique. (paper)

  12. Studies on the attenuation coefficients of some egyptian materials In the energy range 81-1332.5 KeV

    The linear and mass attenuation coefficients for different types of soil, sand and some building material samples at Inshas site in Egypt were investigated. The measurements were performed using gamma rays spectrometer consists of hyper pure germanium (HPGe) detector. The attenuation coefficients values were determined at the y-rays energies 81.0, 276.4, 302.8, 356.0 and 383.9 KeV of l33Ba, 661.7 KeV of 137Cs and 1173.4 and 1332.5 KeV of 60Co. The tested samples were dried, sieved to different particle sizes. The effect of cement to sand ratio on the attenuation coefficient values was studied. The results obtained showed that there was no specific relation between the mass attenuation coefficients and samples densities, but there was exponential decay relation between the mass attenuation coefficients and the gamma rays energy. There were variations of the values of the mass attenuation coefficients with the γ-rays energy. The obtained values for mass attenuation coefficients were compared with other values in different countries. These values agreed with some values and differed with others, because there are differences in the elemental components of each sample

  13. Measurement of attenuation cross-sections of some fatty acids in the energy range 122–1330 keV

    GAIKWAD D K; PAWAR P P

    2016-07-01

    The mass attenuation coefficients $(\\mu m)$ have been measured for undecylic acid (C$_{11}$H$_{22}$O$_2$), lauric acid (C$_{12}$H$_{24}$O$_2$), tridecylic acid (C$_{13}$H$_{26}$O$_2$), myristic acid (C$_{14}$H$_{28}$O$_2$), pentadecylic acid (C$_{15}$H$_{30}$O$_2$) andpalmitic acid (C$_{16}$H$_{32}$O$_2$) using $^{57}$Co, $^{133}$Ba, $^{137}$Cs, $^{60}$Co and $^{22}$Na emitted γ radiation with energies 122, 356,511, 662, 1170, 1275 and 1330 keV, respectively. The accurate values of the effective atomic number (Zeff), atomic cross-section $(\\sigma t,)$, electronic cross-section $(\\sigma e)$ and the effective electron density (Neff) have great significance in radiation protection and dosimetry. These quantities were obtained by utilizing experimentally measured values of mass attenuation coefficients $(\\mu m)$. A NaI(Tl) scintillation detector with 8.2% (at 662 keV) resolution was used for detecting of attenuated γ -photons. The variation in Zeff and Neff of fatty acids with energy is discussed. The experimental and theoretical results are in good agreement within 2% deviation.

  14. An improved long counter for neutron fluence measurement with a flat response over a wide energy range from 1 keV to 15 MeV

    A new long counter has been developed with a flat energy response over a wide range from 1 keV to 15 MeV. It consists of five 3He proportional counter tubes and a number of carefully designed polyethylene moderators. The structure of this detector was determined by careful Monte Carlo simulations. The calculated results show that the efficiency of this counter is uniform from 1 keV neutron energy to 15 MeV. Calibration was performed on an Am–Be source and the accelerator-produced monoenergetic D–D and D–T neutron sources. Fluctuation of the response curve is less than 10% over this energy range

  15. Comparison of Martian meteorites with earth composition: Study of effective atomic numbers in the energy range 1 keV-100 GeV

    Ün, Adem; Han, Ibrahim; Ün, Mümine

    2016-04-01

    Effective atomic (Zeff) and electron numbers (Neff) for 24 Martian meteorites have been determined in the energy range from 1 keV to 100 GeV and also for sixteen significant energies of commonly used radioactive sources. The values of Zeff and Neff for all sample were obtained from the DirectZeff program. The obtained results for Martian meteorites have been compared with the results for Earth composition and similarities or differences also evaluated.

  16. Search for galactic sources of X-ray bursts with scintillation spectrometers of the Kosmos-856 satellite in the energy range of 20-320 keV

    Search for galactic sources of X-pay bursts with a scintillation spectrometer of ''Kosmos-856'' satellite has given a negative result. During 21 hours of observations with two independent detectors not one burst of X-rays with the energy flux P 2x10-7 erg/cm2 has been found in the energy range 20-320 keV and duration 10s. This result disagrees with the data obtained with the ''Kosmos-428'' satellite

  17. ESCA and REELS characterization of electrically conductive polyimide obtained by ion bombardment in the keV range

    Polyimide films were bombarded with Ar+ at 150 keV at various doses from 5 x 1012 to 2 x 1017 ions cm-2. Ion bombardment was found to produce a drastic decrease of the electrical resistivity of the polyimide from about 1016 to 3 x 10-3 Ω cm, the effect being dependent on the ion dose. The chemical structure of the conductive films obtained was characterized by means of ESCA and REELS techniques. The modification of the original polymer seems to proceed at low ion doses (up to 5 x 1014 ions cm-2) by means of the progressive elimination of the carbonyl groups and the related destruction of the imidic rings, while at high doses (from 5 x 1015) ions cm-2) the carbonization of the polyimide occurs with the production of an amorphous carbon still containing significant amount of residual N and O atoms. (author)

  18. Attenuation coefficients of soils and some building materials of Bangladesh in the energy range 276-1332 keV

    The linear and mass attenuation coefficients of different types of soil, sand, building materials and heavy beach mineral samples from the Chittagong and Cox's Bazar area of Bangladesh were measured using a high-resolution HPGe detector and the γ-ray energies 276.1, 302.8, 356.0, 383.8, 661.6 and 1173.2 and 1332.5 keV emitted from point sources of 133Ba, 137Cs and 60Co, respectively. The linear attenuation coefficients show a linear relationship with the corresponding densities of the samples studied. The variations of the mass attenuation coefficient with γ-ray energy were exponential in nature. The measured mass attenuation coefficient values were compared with measurements made in other countries for similar kinds of materials. The values are in good agreement with each other in most cases

  19. Attenuation coefficients of soils and some building materials of Bangladesh in the energy range 276-1332 keV.

    Alam, M N; Miah, M M; Chowdhury, M I; Kamal, M; Ghose, S; Rahman, R

    2001-06-01

    The linear and mass attenuation coefficients of different types of soil, sand, building materials and heavy beach mineral samples from the Chittagong and Cox's Bazar area of Bangladesh were measured using a high-resolution HPGe detector and the gamma-ray energies 276.1, 302.8, 356.0, 383.8, 661.6 and 1173.2 and 1332.5 keV emitted from point sources of 133Ba, 137Cs and 60Co, respectively. The linear attenuation coefficients show a linear relationship with the corresponding densities of the samples studied. The variations of the mass attenuation coefficient with gamma-ray energy were exponential in nature. The measured mass attenuation coefficient values were compared with measurements made in other countries for similar kinds of materials. The values are in good agreement with each other in most cases. PMID:11300413

  20. Construction, calibration and testing of a ionization chamber for exposure measurement of X and gamma rays in the energy range from 40 keV up to 1250KEV

    An unsealed thimble ionization chamber with connecting cable was designed, manufactured and tested at the IRD/CNEN, for exposure or exposure rate measurement of X or gamma rays in the energy range from 40 keV up to Cobalt-60. Recommendations given by IEC,TC-62(1974) were used as acceptance tests of the ionization chamber for use as a tertiary standard (field class instruments) in radiation therapy. In addition, intercomparison with commercially available chambers of reference class type were carried out in respect to field size dependence, energy dependence, short and long term stability.The results of those tests indicated the usefulness of the developed ionization chamber as a tertiary standard. (author)

  1. Study on absolute sensitivity of X-ray electron-optical converter in the energy range of 7-20 keV

    Absolute spectral sensitivity of X-ray electron-optical converter (XREOC) with the beryllium window and a microchannel plate as a converting and amplifying element for the 7-20 keV X-ray range, was measured. Measurements were performed in the VEhPP-3M storage ring synchrotron radiation channel. It is shown that in the energy range indicated the ratio of photon number in the blue spectrum region at the XREOC outlet to the number of X-ray quanta at the inlet grows from 1200 up to 2200 photons per a quantum. Sensitivity change over the XREOC operating field is investigated

  2. The Fano factor in gaseous xenon: A Monte Carlo calculation for X-rays in the 0.1 to 25 keV energy range

    A calculation of the Fano factor for gaseous xenon is carried out using a detailed Monte Carlo simulation of the absorption of X-rays in the 0.1 to 25 keV energy range. This factor is found to be energy dependent with values ranging from 0.17 to 0.32 and has sharp increases near the xenon absorption edges. An interpretation of the calculated results is made in terms of the relative importance of photoelectron and Auger/Coster-Kronig cascading electron processes. (orig.)

  3. Experimental determination of sensitivity of DN-A-1 dosimeter and 6LiJ(Eu) scintillation detector in sphere polyethylene moderators in the 30 keV neutron energy range

    DH-A-1 dosimeter and 6LiJ(Eu) detector, located in the center of polyethylene spheres with various diameters, were calibrated by means of neutrons with the energy of about 30 keV. The data on the detectors responses enable one to determine the shape of responses as a function of neutron energy more definitely at the energy range from some keV to some tens of keV. For DN-A-1 dosimeter response at neutrons and at neutrons in the energy range of about 30 keV the agreement is better than the uncertainties of measurements (about 20%)

  4. Absolute calibration of Kodak Biomax-MS film response to x rays in the 1.5- to 8-keV energy range

    Marshall, F. J.; Knauer, J. P.; Anderson, D.; Schmitt, B. L.

    2006-10-01

    The absolute response of Kodak Biomax-MS film to x rays in the range from 1.5- to 8-keV has been measured using a laboratory electron-beam generated x-ray source. The measurements were taken at specific line energies by using Bragg diffraction to produce monochromatic beams of x rays. Multiple exposures were taken on Biomax MS film up to levels exceeding optical densities of 2 as measured by a microdensitometer. The absolute beam intensity for each exposure was measured with a Si (Li) detector. Additional response measurements were taken with Kodak direct exposure film (DEF) so as to compare the results of this technique to previously published calibrations. The Biomax-MS results have been fitted to a semiempirical mathematical model (Knauer et al., these proceedings). Users of the model can infer absolute fluences from observed exposure levels at either interpolated or extrapolated energies. To summarize the results: Biomax MS has comparable sensitivity to DEF film below 3keV but has reduced sensitivity above 3keV (˜50%). The lower exposure results from thinner emulsion layers, designed for use with phosphor screens. The ease with which Biomax-MS can be used in place of DEF (same format film, same developing process, and comparable sensitivity) makes it a good replacement.

  5. Energy response of GR-200A thermoluminescence dosemeters to 60Co and to monoenergetic synchrotron radiation in the energy range 28-40 keV.

    Emiro, F; Di Lillo, F; Mettivier, G; Fedon, C; Longo, R; Tromba, G; Russo, P

    2016-01-01

    The response of LiF:Mg,Cu,P thermoluminescence dosemeters (type GR-200A) to monoenergetic radiation of energy 28, 35, 38 and 40 keV was evaluated with respect to irradiation with a calibrated (60)Co gamma-ray source. High-precision measurements of the relative air kerma response performed at the SYRMEP beamline of the ELETTRA synchrotron radiation facility (Trieste, Italy) showed a significant deviation of the average response to low-energy X-rays from that to (60)Co, with an over-response from 6 % (at 28 keV) to 22 % (at 40 keV). These data are not consistent with literature data for these dosemeters, where model predictions gave deviation from unity of the relative air kerma response of about 10 %. The authors conclude for the need of additional determinations of the low-energy relative response of GR-200A dosemeters, covering a wider range of monoenergetic energies sampled at a fine energy step, as planned in future experiments by their group at the ELETTRA facility. PMID:25737582

  6. Reduction in the intensity of solar X-ray emission in the 2- to 15-keV photon energy range and heating of the solar corona

    Mirzoeva, I. K., E-mail: colombo2006@mail.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute (Russian Federation)

    2013-04-15

    The time profiles of the energy spectra of low-intensity flares and the structure of the thermal background of the soft X-ray component of solar corona emission over the period of January-February, 2003, are investigated using the data of the RHESSI project. A reduction in the intensity of X-ray emission of the solar flares and the corona thermal background in the 2- to 15-keV photon energy range is revealed. The RHESSI data are compared with the data from the Interball-Geotail project. A new mechanism of solar corona heating is proposed on the basis of the results obtained.

  7. Facilities and techniques for x-ray diagnostic calibration in the 100-eV to 100-keV energy range

    The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has been a pioneer in the field of x-ray diagnostic calibration for more than 20 years. We have built steady state x-ray sources capable of supplying fluorescent lines of high spectral purity in the 100-eV to 100-keV energy range, and these sources have been used in the calibration of x-ray detectors, mirrors, crystals, filters, and film. This paper discusses our calibration philosophy and techniques, and describes some of our x-ray sources. Examples of actual calibration data are presented as well

  8. Adjustment of a goniometer for X-rays optics calibration in the spectral range 1.5-20 KeV

    The aim of this memoir is the adjustment of a (θ, 2θ) goniometer coupled to X-rays source to calibrate mirrors (single layers like C, Ni, Au, etc... and multilayers like C/W, Si/W, etc...) in the spectral range 1.5 - 20 keV. For each kind of tested optics the adjustment of the goniometer include the procedure alignment of the different components (X-ray source, collimation slits, optics, detectors) and the first reflectivity measurements. Those measurements are compared those realized at LURE, using synchrotron radiation provided by SUPER ACO storage ring, and to a theoretical simulation

  9. Measurement of the U-236(n, f) cross section in the neutron energy range from 0.5 eV up to 25 keV

    Wagemans, Cyrillus; De Smet, Liesbeth; Vermote, Sofie; Heyse, Jan

    2008-01-01

    The U-236(n,f) cross section has been measured in the energy range from 0.5 eV to 25 keV at the Geel Electron Linear Accelerator neutron time-of-flight facility of the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements in Geel, Belgium. A highly enriched U-236 sample was mounted back-to-back with a B-10 sample in the center of a Frisch-gridded ionization chamber, hence realizing a 2 pi detection geometry. A U-235(n,f) cross-section control measurement was performed in the same experimental co...

  10. A satellite-borne ion mass spectrometer for the energy range 0 to 16 keV

    The Ion Composition Experiment (ICE) on GEOS represents the first comprehensive attempt to measure the positive ion composition at high altitudes in the magnetosphere. Due to the heterogeneous nature of the magnetospheric plasma a novel mass spectrometer has been developed to cover the mass per charge range from 1H+ to beyond 138Ba+ and the energy per charge range from 0 to 16 keV/e. The ICE consists primarily of a cylindrical electrostatic analyzer followed by a curved analyzer incorporating crossed magnetic and electric fields. This combination has limited angular and energy focussing properties, but it maintains a mass resolution of about 4 over a wide range in energy and mass, sufficient for the objectives of measuring plasmas of both solar and terrestrial origin. High sensitivity and low background should allow measurements of rarer ion constituents, such as 3He2+ and 16O6+, down to flux levels of 10-2 ions (cm2 sec ster eV)-1. The unusually large mass range offers the possibility of identifying Li+ or Ba+ tracer ions which may be injected into the magnetosphere by active experiments. A sophisticated electronics combined with powerful ground computer and telecommand systems allow for very efficient scanning of the mass-energy space. Based on survey measurements a variety of special modes can be commanded, either manually or automatically by means of the ground station computer. (Auth.)

  11. Neutron Resonance Parameters of 238U and the Calculated Cross Sections from the Reich-Moore Analysis of Experimental Data in the Neutron Energy Range from 0 keV to 20 keV

    Derrien, H

    2005-12-05

    The neutron resonance parameters of {sup 238}U were obtained from a SAMMY analysis of high-resolution neutron transmission measurements and high-resolution capture cross section measurements performed at the Oak Ridge Electron Linear Accelerator (ORELA) in the years 1970-1990, and from more recent transmission and capture cross section measurements performed at the Geel Linear Accelerator (GELINA). Compared with previous evaluations, the energy range for this resonance analysis was extended from 10 to 20 keV, taking advantage of the high resolution of the most recent ORELA transmission measurements. The experimental database and the method of analysis are described in this report. The neutron transmissions and the capture cross sections calculated with the resonance parameters are compared with the experimental data. A description is given of the statistical properties of the resonance parameters and of the recommended values of the average parameters. The new evaluation results in a slight decrease of the effective capture resonance integral and improves the prediction of integral thermal benchmarks by 70 pcm to 200 pcm.

  12. A novel flat-response x-ray detector in the photon energy range of 0.1-4 keV

    A novel flat-response x-ray detector has been developed for the measurement of radiation flux from a hohlraum. In order to obtain a flat response in the photon energy range of 0.1-4 keV, it is found that both the cathode and the filter of the detector can be made of gold. A further improvement on the compound filter can then largely relax the requirement of the calibration x-ray beam. The calibration of the detector, which is carried out on Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility at Institute of High Energy Physics, shows that the detector has a desired flat response in the photon energy range of 0.1-4 keV, with a response flatness smaller than 13%. The detector has been successfully applied in the hohlraum experiment on Shenguang-III prototype laser facility. The radiation temperatures inferred from the detector agree well with those from the diagnostic instrument Dante installed at the same azimuth angle from the hohlraum axis, demonstrating the feasibility of the detector.

  13. Calibration of an UTW Si(Li) detector in the 0.28-22.1 keV energy range

    Uzonyi, I; Borbely-Kiss, I; Kiss, A Z

    2003-01-01

    The application of such detectors in the sub-keV region has been quite limited supposedly due to the lack of well-established calibration methods and the difficulties associated with their operation. The aim of this study has been twofold: first to check the applicability of the (micro)PIXE method for efficiency measurement of an UTW detector in the C K-Ag K subalpha energy region using thick targets, allowing a simple and low-cost solution for this problem; second: to test the new version of the PIXEKLM program down to the sub-keV range. (R.P.)

  14. Ranges, Reflection and Secondary Electron Emission for keV Hydrogen Ions Incident on Solid N2

    Børgesen, P.; Sørensen, H.; Hao-Ming, Chen

    1983-01-01

    Ranges were measured for 0.67–3.3 keV/amu hydrogen and deuterium ions in solid N2. Comparisons with similar results for N2-gas confirm the previously observed large phase effect in the stopping cross section. Measurements of the secondary electron emission coefficient for bulk solid N2 bombarded by...... 0.67–9 keV/amu ions also seem to support such a phase effect. It is argued that we may also extract information about the charge state of reflected projectiles....

  15. Influence of the PMMA slab and ISO water phantom in calibrating personal dosimeter in the energy range of 36-662 keV

    Personnel dosimeter calibration for the determination of operational quantities used in individual monitoring requires placement on a phantom that provides a reasonable approximation to the backscatter properties of the part of the body on which it is worn. The personal dose equivalent Hp(d) is defined in the human body which is not a measurable quantity. The reference International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) tissue is not readily available; hence a phantom of alternative must be used for calibration. The well recognized polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) slab phantom of size 30x30x15 cm3 are still being used in calibrating personal dosimeters. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-4037(3) has proposed another phantom of the same size as ICRU, which is named as ISO water phantom. In the present study, calibrated X-ray fields are characterized for National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) middle beam spectrum series by which the influence of these proposed phantoms has been studied by the thermoluminescence dosimetry (TLD) technique. Discrepancies of responses within 8% have been observed at lower energies up to 42 keV. There is a very good agreement in responses is observed for ISO water slab and PMMA slab phantom for photon energies above 42 keV. Experimentally obtained correction factors for AIST radiation qualities of M50 and M60 for PMMA slab to ISO water phantom is proposed. Measured backscatter factor results from PMMA to ISO water-filled phantoms over the photon energy range 36 to 662 keV are reported. This shows that the new ISO water phantom is a better substitute of ICRU tissue phantom than the PMMA slab. (author)

  16. Inelastic processes in Na$^{+}-$Ne, Ar and Ne$^{+},$ Ar$^{+}-$Na collisions in energy range $0.5-14$ keV

    Lomsadze, R A; Kezerashvili, R Ya

    2015-01-01

    Absolute cross sections for charge-exchange, ionization and excitation in Na$% ^{+}-$Ne and Na$^{+}-$Ar collisions were measured in the ion energy range $% 0.5-10$ keV using a refined version of a capacitor method, and collision and optical spectroscopy methods simultaneously in the same experimental set-up. Ionization cross sections for Ne$^{+}-$Na and Ar$^{+}-$Na collisions are measured at the energies of $2-14$ keV using a crossed-beam spectroscopy method. The experimental data and the schematic correlation diagrams are used to analyze and determine the mechanisms for these processes. For the charge-exchange process in Na$^{+}$ $-$Ar collisions two nonadiabatic regions are revealed and mechanisms responsible for these regions are explained. Structural peculiarity on the excitation function for the resonance lines of argon atoms in Na$^{+}$ $-$Ar collisions are observed and the possible mechanisms of this phenomenon are explored. The measured ionization cross sections for Na$^{+}-$Ne and Ne$^{+}-$Na collisi...

  17. Proposed experiments to detect keV range sterile neutrinos using energy-momentum reconstruction of beta decay or K-capture events

    Smith, Peter F

    2016-01-01

    Sterile neutrinos in the keV mass range may constitute the galactic dark matter. Various proposed direct detection and laboratory searches are reviewed. The most promising method in the near future is complete energy-momentum reconstruction of individual beta-decay or K-capture events, using atoms suspended in a magneto-optical trap. A survey of suitable isotopes is presented, together with the measurement precision required in a typical experimental configuration. It is concluded that among the most promising are the K-capture isotopes 131Cs, which requires measurement of an X-ray and several Auger electrons in addition to the atomic recoil, and 7Be which has only a single decay product but needs development work to achieve a trapped source. A number of background effects are discussed. It is concluded that sterile neutrinos with masses down to the 5-10 keV region would be detectable, together with relative couplings down to the level 10-10-10-11 in a 1-2 year running time.

  18. Contributions to the study of fast neutron spectrum in the 10 keV - 3 MeV range

    The main objective of the work presented in this thesis was to create a fast neutron spectrum corresponding to the conditions required for a reference neutron field. The reference system for the fast neutron dosimetry in reactors, which the author promoted, is referred to as ΣΣ-ITN in the books. The conditions for introducing the ΣΣ systems into the thermal columns have been determined. The original contribution consists in determining the Westcott parameters of reactions 151Eu(n,γ) 152Eu and 176Lu(n,γ) 17+H7Lu used as thermal spectrum factors. The neutron description of the spectrum in cavity ΣΣ revealed that it is a Maxwell thermal spectrum displaying a temperature of 305+-7 deg C and a very small epithermal component (phisub(epi)/phisub(thermal) =4,5.10-4). Better methods for determining reaction absolute rates resulted in less errors in calculating the microscopic integral sections mediated on the ΣΣ spectrum; there are under 5% errors for the fission cross sections and between 3% and 8% errors for the activating ones. The section values determined by the author have been included into the EXFOR library (IAEA); they are considered as reference measuremtns for the nuclear data improvement program. Testing the proposed method for the TRIGA on the ΣΣ-INT system proved that the multiple foil method provides correct results for both describing the spectral shape and for obtaining absolute values of the flux. Taking into account that the ΣΣ-ITN spectrum is a rapid one, the proposed method could not be tested within the low energy thermal and epithermal domain. For testing the method on an operational reactor, the core of the VVR-S IFIN reactor was employed. Due to the spectral structure of this reactor, it was possible to test the procedure within the whole energy range. In this view, the 5/10 core channel was selected which is similar to the channel required for measurements in the TRIGA-ROMANIA reactor. The absolute spectrum values are given in a

  19. Contribution to time resolved X-ray fluence and differential spectra measurement method improvement in 5-200 KeV range. Application to pulsed emission sources

    Two types of sensors have been developed to measure locally the time-resolved fluence and differential energetic spectrum of pulsed X-ray in the energy range 5 to 200 keV. Rise time of these sensors is very short (10 ns) in order to permit time-resolved measurements. Fluence sensors have been developed by putting filters in front of detector in order to make sensor response independent of X-ray energy and proportional to X-ray fluence. The energetic differential spectrum was calculated by way of a method similar to the ROSS method but using filters separated within a pair defining adjacent spectral width. A detailed analysis of uncertainties affecting calculated fluence and spectrum has been done

  20. Energy dependence of some neutron detector sensitivity in the energy range from 17 keV up to 1 MeV

    The results of experimental determination of sensitivity of neutron detectors used as dosimeters in the energy range from 17 keV to 1 MeV are presented. The measurements were performed in the EhG-2.5 accelerator. Monoenergetic neutrons were produced in the T (p, n)3He reaction at different proton energies. The detectors were placed at angles from 30 deg to 120 deg to proton beam direction. The detector sensitivity was evaluated by comparison of their values with those of the OVC-3M standard neutron counter. The obtained results could be used for determining energy dependences of sensitivities of detectors under study and for evaluating the errors of measurements of neutron doses in the radiation fields behind nuclear-physical installation shielding

  1. Neutron-induced fission cross section of 237Np in the keV to MeV range at the CERN n_TOF facility

    Diakaki, M.; Karadimos, D.; Vlastou, R.; Kokkoris, M.; Demetriou, P.; Skordis, E.; Tsinganis, A.; Abbondanno, U.; Aerts, G.; Álvarez, H.; Alvarez-Velarde, F.; Andriamonje, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Assimakopoulos, P.; Audouin, L.; Badurek, G.; Baumann, P.; Bečvář, F.; Berthoumieux, E.; Calviani, M.; Calviño, F.; Cano-Ott, D.; Capote, R.; Carrillo de Albornoz, A.; Cennini, P.; Chepel, V.; Chiaveri, E.; Colonna, N.; Cortes, G.; Couture, A.; Cox, J.; David, S.; Dolfini, R.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Dorochenko, A.; Dridi, W.; Duran, I.; Eleftheriadis, Ch.; Embid-Segura, M.; Ferrant, L.; Ferrari, A.; Ferreira-Marques, R.; Fitzpatrick, L.; Frais-Koelbl, H.; Fuji, K.; Furman, W.; Goncalves, I.; Gallino, R.; Gonzalez-Romero, E.; Goverdovski, A.; Gramegna, F.; Griesmayer, E.; Guerrero, C.; Gunsing, F.; Haas, B.; Haight, R.; Heil, M.; Herrera-Martinez, A.; Igashira, M.; Ioannidis, K.; Isaev, S.; Jericha, E.; Kadi, Y.; Käppeler, F.; Karamanis, D.; Kerveno, M.; Ketlerov, V.; Koehler, P.; Kolokolov, D.; Konovalov, V.; Krtička, M.; Lamboudis, C.; Leeb, H.; Lindote, A.; Lopes, I.; Lozano, M.; Lukic, S.; Marganiec, J.; Marques, L.; Marrone, S.; Massimi, C.; Mastinu, P.; Mengoni, A.; Milazzo, P. M.; Moreau, C.; Mosconi, M.; Neves, F.; Oberhummer, H.; O'Brien, S.; Oshima, M.; Pancin, J.; Papadopoulos, C.; Paradela, C.; Patronis, N.; Pavlik, A.; Pavlopoulos, P.; Perrot, L.; Plag, R.; Plompen, A.; Plukis, A.; Poch, A.; Pretel, C.; Quesada, J.; Rauscher, T.; Reifarth, R.; Rosetti, M.; Rubbia, C.; Rudolf, G.; Rullhusen, P.; Salgado, J.; Sarchiapone, L.; Savvidis, I.; Sedysheva, M.; Stamoulis, K.; Stephan, C.; Tagliente, G.; Tain, J. L.; Tassan-Got, L.; Tavora, L.; Terlizzi, R.; Vannini, G.; Vaz, P.; Ventura, A.; Villamarin, D.; Vincente, M. C.; Vlachoudis, V.; Voss, F.; Wendler, H.; Wiescher, M.; Wisshak, K.; n TOF Collaboration

    2016-03-01

    The neutron-induced fission cross section of 237Np was experimentally determined at the high-resolution and high-intensity facility n_TOF, at CERN, in the energy range 100 keV to 9 MeV, using the 235U(n ,f ) and 238U(n ,f ) cross section standards below and above 2 MeV, respectively. A fast ionization chamber was used in order to detect the fission fragments from the reactions and the targets were characterized as far as their mass and homogeneity are concerned by means of α spectroscopy and Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy respectively. Theoretical calculations within the Hauser-Feshbach formalism have been performed, employing the empire code, and the model parameters were tuned in order to successfully reproduce the experimental fission cross-sectional data and simultaneously all the competing reaction channels.

  2. Scintillation spectrometers of the Kosmos-856 and Kosmos-914 satellites for studies of galactic x-rays in the energy range of 20-320 keV

    Scintillation spectrometers used in the studies of space hard X-rays in the energy range of 20-300 keV on the ''Kosmos-856'' and ''Kosmos-914'' satellites are described. A combined scintillation detector, consisting of NaI(Tl) (the height is 10 mm) and CsI(Tl) (the height is 35 mm), has been used in each of the spectrometers. The diameter of each scintillating crystal is 80 mm. A crystal of NaI(Tl) is used as a spectotrometric crystal. A crystal of CsI(Tl) is used as an active shield for the NaI(Tl) crystal To exclude recording of charged particles the detector is surrounded with a plastic scintillator. The use of a combined scintillation detector allowed to decrease the background considerably and thus to increase significantly the sensitivity of the instrument in comparison with the similar spectrometer which was used in the ''Kosmos-428'' satellite

  3. Investigation of Methanol Formation Mechanisms in H2O+CH4 Ices Subjected to 5 keV Electrons at a 10-100 K Temperature Range

    Stelmach, K. B.; Cooper, P. D.

    2014-12-01

    Methane (CH4) and water are one of the most common molecules in both planetary bodies and interstellar dust grains. Another common molecule, methanol (CH3OH), is thought to form in CH4+H2O ices. However, the exact formation mechanisms of methanol from cosmic rays are not well known, especially in the temperatures of interest. Experiments were performed using high energy electrons (5 keV) to irradiate mixtures of 1:10, 1:5, and 1:3 CH4+H2O ices under a temperature range of 10-100 Kelvin with Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy being used to identify the products. Isotopologues of the two molecules (D2O and CD4) were used to probe for the mechanisms. Other products were formed as well and their potential mechanisms are identified. The implications of the mechanisms for planetary and interstellar chemistry are discussed.

  4. Electron-transfer reactions of fast Xe/sup n/+ ions with Xe in the energy range 15 keV to 1.6 MeV

    Electron-transfer cross sections for the reactions of Xe/sup n/+ (n = 1--4) with Xe atoms have been determined as a function of projectile-ion kinetic energy in the range 15 keV--1.6 MeV. For Xe/sup n/+ (n = 2, 3, 4), cross sections for sequential transfer of two or more electrons in single-ion--atom collisions have been obtained. These cross sections decrease with increasing number of electrons transferred. The observed insensitivity of cross sections to projectile kinetic energy in the range investigated follows the condition that the linear velocity of the ion is less than the orbital velocity of a valence electron in the slow-moving target atom. Attenuation cross sections for reactions of Xe/sup n/+ (n = 2, 3, 4) follow approximately a Z2/sub direct-sum/ charge dependence. A simple classical model based on Coulomb forces yields cross sections with a reasonable fit to the experimental data

  5. Developing a Compton Polarimeter to Measure Polarization of Hard X-Rays in the 50-300 keV Energy Range

    Legere, J S; Macri, J R; McConnell, M L; Narita, T; Ryan, J M

    2005-01-01

    This paper discusses the latest progress in the development of GRAPE (Gamma-Ray Polarimeter Experiment), a hard X-ray Compton Polarimeter. The purpose of GRAPE is to measure the polarization of hard X-rays in the 50-300 keV energy range. We are particularly interested in X-rays that are emitted from solar flares and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Accurately measuring the polarization of the emitted radiation from these sources will lead, to a better understating of both the emission mechanisms and source geometries. The GRAPE design consists of an array of plastic scintillators surrounding a central high-Z crystal scintillator. We can monitor individual Compton scatters that occur in the plastics and determine whether the photon is photo absorbed by the high-Z crystal or not. A Compton scattered photon that is immediately photo absorbed by the high-Z crystal constitutes a valid event. These valid events provide us with the interaction locations of each incident photon and ultimately produces a modulation pattern fo...

  6. High accuracy measurement of the $^{235}$U(n,f) reaction cross-section in the 10-30 keV neutron energy range

    The analysis of the neutron flux of n_TOF (in EAR1) revealed an anomaly in the 10-30 keV neutron energy range. While the flux extracted on the basis of the $^{6}$Li(n,t)$^{4}$He and $^{10}$B(n,$\\alpha$)$^{7}$Li reactions mostly agreed with each other and with the results of FLUKA simulations of the neutron beam, the one based on the $^{235}$U(n,f) reaction was found to be systematically lower, independently of the detection system used. A possible explanation is that the $^{235}$U(n,f) crosssection in that energy region, where in principle should be known with an uncertainty of 1%, may be systematically overestimated. Such a finding, which has a negligible influence on thermal reactors, would be important for future fast critical or subcritical reactors. Furthermore, its interest is more general, since the $^{235}$U(n,f) reaction is often used at that energy to determine the neutron flux, or as reference in measurements of fission cross section of other actinides. We propose to perform a high-accuracy, high-r...

  7. Measurement of U-235 absolute alpha value in the neutron energy range from 0.1 to 30 keV

    In order to measure the neutron-physical constants with high accuracy and to investigate ways of formation and decay of excited nuclei a method has been developed at the I.V. Kurchatov AEI, based on the gamma-quanta and neutrons multiplicity spectrometry. During 1974-1978 there have been constructed a number of multisectional 4π-detectors which have demonstrated great possibilities for this method. A detector permitting the required accuracy of measurements of neutron cross sections and their ratios has been chosen and designed on the basis of these works. The detector with 4π-geometry has 46 sections and was based on naI(Tl) crystals with the total volume of the scintillator of approx. 100 1. The detector was used at the 26-m station. The results of U-235 absolute alpha value measurements are presented. The measurements are carried out over the energy range from 0.1 to 30 keV with the high accuracy - better than 5%. The equipment parameters and measurement conditions are listed

  8. Time-resolved analysis of the X-ray emission of femtosecond-laser-produced plasmas in the 1.5-keV range

    Bastiani-Ceccotti, S.; Audebert, P.; Nagels-Silvert, V.; Geindre, J. P.; Gauthier, J. C.; Adam, J. C.; Héron, A.; Chenais-Popovics, C.

    Recent experimental results on ion beams produced in high-intensity laser-solid interactions indicate the presence of very intense electric fields in the target. This suggests the possibility of efficiently heating a solid material by means of the fast electrons created during the laser-solid interactions and trapped in the target, rather than by the laser photons themselves. We tested this mechanism by irradiating very small cubic aluminum targets with the LULI 100-TW, 300-fs laser at 1.06-μm wavelength. X-ray spectra were measured with an ultra-fast streak camera, coupled to a conical Bragg crystal, providing spectra in the 1.5-keV range with high temporal and spectral resolution. The results indicate the creation of a hot plasma, but a very low coupling between the rapid electrons and the solid. A tentative explanation, in agreement with other experimental results and with preliminary particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations, points out the fatal role of the laser prepulse.

  9. Developing a Compton polarimeter to measure polarization of hard x-rays in the 50-300 keV energy range

    Legere, Jason; Bloser, Peter L.; Macri, John R.; McConnell, Mark L.; Narita, Tomohiko; Ryan, James M.

    2005-08-01

    This paper discusses the latest progress in the development of GRAPE (Gamma-Ray Polarimeter Experiment), a hard X-ray Compton Polarimeter. The purpose of GRAPE is to measure the polarization of hard X-rays in the 50-300 keV energy range. We are particularly interested in X-rays that are emitted from solar flares and gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Accurately measuring the polarization of the emitted radiation from these sources will lead, to a better understating of both the emission mechanisms and source geometries. The GRAPE design consists of an array of plastic scintillators surrounding a central high-Z crystal scintillator. We can monitor individual Compton scatters that occur in the plastics and determine whether the photon is photo absorbed by the high-Z crystal or not. A Compton scattered photon that is immediately photo absorbed by the high-Z crystal constitutes a valid event. These valid events provide us with the interaction locations of each incident photon and ultimately produces a modulation pattern for the Compton scattering of the polarized radiation. Comparing with Monte Carlo simulations of a 100% polarized beam, the level of polarization of the measured beam can then be determined. The complete array is mounted on a flat-panel multi-anode photomultiplier tube (MAPMT) that can measure the deposited energies resulting from the photon interactions. The design of the detector allows for a large field-of-view, at the same time offering the ability to be close-packed with multiple modules in order to reduce deadspace. We plan to present in this paper the latest laboratory results obtained from GRAPE using partially polarized radiation sources.

  10. Determination of the effective atomic numbers and electron densities for YBaCuO superconductor in the range 59.5-136 keV

    The effective atomic numbers and electron densities of YBa2Cu3O7-δ superconductor at 59.5, 65.2, 77.1, 94.6, 122 and 136 keV were calculated by using the measured mass attenuation coefficients. Measurements were made by performing transmission experiments in a well-collimated narrow beam geometry set-up by employing Si(Li) detector with a resolution of 0.16 keV at 5.9 keV. These values are found to be in good agreement with theoretical values calculated based on XCOM data. The observed crystal structure of YBa2Cu3O7-δ superconductor is close to the theoretical structure. Zeff and Nel experimental values showed good agreement with the theoretical values for calcined and sintered YBa2Cu3O7-δ

  11. Determination of the effective atomic numbers and electron densities for YBaCuO superconductor in the range 59.5 136 keV

    Baltaş, H.; Çevik, U.

    2008-04-01

    The effective atomic numbers and electron densities of YBa 2Cu 3O 7-δ superconductor at 59.5, 65.2, 77.1, 94.6, 122 and 136 keV were calculated by using the measured mass attenuation coefficients. Measurements were made by performing transmission experiments in a well-collimated narrow beam geometry set-up by employing Si(Li) detector with a resolution of 0.16 keV at 5.9 keV. These values are found to be in good agreement with theoretical values calculated based on XCOM data. The observed crystal structure of YBa 2Cu 3O 7-δ superconductor is close to the theoretical structure. Zeff and Nel experimental values showed good agreement with the theoretical values for calcined and sintered YBa 2Cu 3O 7-δ.

  12. Spectroscopic monitoring of gamma-rays of Earth and space origin in the 150-6400 KeV range at Moussala BEO

    A gamma-spectrometer with a NaI detector and a suitable lead collimator directed to the sky was put in operation at Moussala BEO at an altitude of 2925 m above sea level. The gamma-rays spectrum in the 150–6500 keV energy interval was measured at two-hour intervals. In many cases, significant fluctuations were observed in the 222Rn lines intensity. Fluctuations of the gamma-rays intensity in the 2800–6400 keV energy interval were also observed. These gamma-rays originate from the interaction of various cosmic rays with Earth’s atmosphere. The device’s stability was controlled through the intensity of the 1460 keV gamma-line of the 40K background. Key words: Moussala, gamma-rays, NaI, detector, fluctuations, atmosphere

  13. Bolometer characterisation with a specially developed cryogenic source having more than five peaks in the 1-6 keV range

    A very low temperature (10-50 mK), and at relatively low energy (typically 100 eV-10 keV), the linearity and resolution of bolometers need to be carefully tested. Commercially available sources below 6 keV are rate and difficult to cool down. We have developed a specially designed compact X-ray source where 55Fe is combined with an ion-exchange membrane containing more than three fluorescent elements. More than five peaks can be identified form 1 keV to 6.5 keV. A spectrum obtained with a 0.5 mg composite diamond bolometer, allowing a good measurement of linearity and resolution as a function of energy is presented. It is compared with a spectrum of the same source measured with a classical germanium detector. Since bolometer detectors have neither window, nor dead layer effects. Bolometer spectra obtained with these sources could be used to directly calibrate the efficiency response of classical detectors at very low energy. (orig.)

  14. First INTEGRAL observations of V404 Cygni during the 2015 outburst : spectral behavior in the 20 - 650 keV energy range

    Roques, Jean-Pierre; Bazzano, Angela; Fiocchi, Mariateresa; Natalucci, Lorenzo; Ubertini, Pietro

    2015-01-01

    In June 2015, the source V404 Cygni (= GS2023+38) underwent an extraordinary outburst. We present the results obtained during the first revolution dedicated to this target by the INTEGRAL mission, and focus on the spectral behavior in the hard X-ray domain, using both SPI and IBIS instruments. The source exhibits extreme variability, and reaches fluxes of several tens of Crab. However, the emission between 20 and 650 keV can be understood in terms of two main components, varying on all the observable timescales, similar to what is observed in the persistent black hole system Cyg X-1. The low energy component (up to ~ 200 keV) presents a rather unusual shape, probably due to the intrinsic source variability. Nonetheless, a satisfactory description is obtained with a Comptonization model, if an unusually hot population of seed photons ($kT_0$ ~ 7 keV) is introduced. Above this first component, a clear excess extending up to 400-600 keV leads us to investigate a scenario where an additional (cutoff) power law co...

  15. Study of Radiation Shielding Properties of selected Tropical Wood Species for X-rays in the 50-150 keV Range

    S. Aggrey-Smith; K. Preko; F. W. Owusu; J.K. Amoako

    2016-01-01

    This paper compares the attenuation coefficients of 20 tropical hard wood species based on their linear and mass attenuation and half value layer (HVL) properties for X-rays of energy 50–150 keV using a narrow collimated beam from a Cs-137 source. The narrow collimated beam method made corrections from multiple and small-angle scatterings of photons unnecessary. The attenuation depended on the chemical composition and densities of the wood species. The linear attenuation coefficients of wood ...

  16. Study of Radiation Shielding Properties of selected Tropical Wood Species for X-rays in the 50-150 keV Range

    S. Aggrey-Smith

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper compares the attenuation coefficients of 20 tropical hard wood species based on their linear and mass attenuation and half value layer (HVL properties for X-rays of energy 50–150 keV using a narrow collimated beam from a Cs-137 source. The narrow collimated beam method made corrections from multiple and small-angle scatterings of photons unnecessary. The attenuation depended on the chemical composition and densities of the wood species. The linear attenuation coefficients of wood species at 50–150 keV were highest for Pterygota macrocarpa (4.53 m−1 and lowest for Antiaris africana (1.24 m−1; the mass attenuation coefficient was highest for Triplochiton scleroxylon (17.62 m2/kg and lowest for Nesogordonia papaverifera (2.27 m2/kg.The HVL was highest for Antiaris africana (0.27 m and lowest for Pterygota macrocarpa (0.149 m. Pterygota macrocarpa of about 0.36 m thickness could serve as a more affordable radiation shielding material against secondary scatter and leakage radiations in place of lead, copper or concrete for low X-ray radiations up to 150 keV.

  17. Efficiency calibration for HPGe detector using different sample densities and different volumes in the energy range 63.3 and 2614.7 keV

    Different density samples were chosen to find the relation between the sample density and the detector efficiency. All samples selected were mixed with a known weight of monazite material which contains known concentrations of 238U and 232Th. These samples are bran, water, soil and sand which have densities of 0.4513, 1.0, 1.322 and 1.869 g/cm3 respectively. Five gamma ray energie lines were selected for this study these are 92.6 keV of 234Th (U-series), 129.1 and 911.1 keV of 228Ac and 583.1 and 2614.7 keV of 208 Tl (Th-series). The obtained results showed that there are exponential decay relations between sample densities and the detector efficiency at all gamma ray energie lines selected. Also the relation between sample densities and the absolute efficiency of the detector used was studied at the same gamma-ray energy lines and the same results were obtained. The variation of absolute efficiency of the detector according to the densities was attributed mainly to the effect of the mass absorption coefficient of the different materials

  18. Linear and mass attenuation coefficient for CdTe compound of X-rays from 10 to 100 keV energy range in different phases

    Saim, A., E-mail: saim1989asma@gmail.com; Tebboune, A.; Berkok, H.; Belameiri, N.; Belbachir, A.H.

    2014-07-25

    The Full Potential Linear Muffin Tin Orbitals method within the density functional theory has been utilized to calculate structural and electronic properties of the CdTe compound. We have checked that the CdTe has two phase-transitions from zinc-blend to cinnabar and from cinnabar to rocksalt. We have found that the rigidity, the energy and the nature of the gap change according to the phase change, so we can predict that a CdTe detector may have different behaviors in different phase conditions. In order to investigate this behavior change, the linear and the mass attenuation coefficients of X-ray in rocksalt, zinc-blend and cinnabar structures are calculated from 10 keV to100 keV, using the XCOM data. We have found that when CdTe undergoes a phase transition from zinc-blend to cinnabar, its linear attenuation coefficient decreases down to a value of about 100 times smaller than its initial one, and when it undergoes a transition from cinnabar to rocksalt it increases up to a value about 90 times larger than its initial one.

  19. Fine pitch CdTe-based Hard-X-ray polarimeter performance for space science in the 70-300 keV energy range

    Antier, S; Ferrando, P

    2015-01-01

    X-rays astrophysical sources have been almost exclusively characterized through imaging, spectroscopy and timing analysis. Nevertheless, more observational parameters are needed because some radiation mechanisms present in neutrons stars or black holes are still unclear. Polarization measurements will play a key role in discrimination between different X-ray emission models. Such a capability becomes a mandatory requirement for the next generation of high-energy space proposals. We have developed a CdTe-based fine-pitch imaging spectrometer, Caliste, able to respond to these new requirements. With a 580-micron pitch and 1 keV energy resolution at 60 keV, we are able to accurately reconstruct the polarization angle and polarization fraction of an impinging flux of photons which are scattered by 90{\\deg} after Compton diffusion within the crystal. Thanks to its high performance in both imaging and spectrometry, Caliste turns out to be a powerful device for high-energy polarimetry. In this paper, we present the ...

  20. Linear and mass attenuation coefficient for CdTe compound of X-rays from 10 to 100 keV energy range in different phases

    The Full Potential Linear Muffin Tin Orbitals method within the density functional theory has been utilized to calculate structural and electronic properties of the CdTe compound. We have checked that the CdTe has two phase-transitions from zinc-blend to cinnabar and from cinnabar to rocksalt. We have found that the rigidity, the energy and the nature of the gap change according to the phase change, so we can predict that a CdTe detector may have different behaviors in different phase conditions. In order to investigate this behavior change, the linear and the mass attenuation coefficients of X-ray in rocksalt, zinc-blend and cinnabar structures are calculated from 10 keV to100 keV, using the XCOM data. We have found that when CdTe undergoes a phase transition from zinc-blend to cinnabar, its linear attenuation coefficient decreases down to a value of about 100 times smaller than its initial one, and when it undergoes a transition from cinnabar to rocksalt it increases up to a value about 90 times larger than its initial one

  1. Plasma X-ray emission in the 20-500 keV range during lower hybrid current drive on Alcator

    An array of eight 1'' x 3'' NaI scintillators has been used to collect plasma hard x-ray spectra (E/sub γ/>20 keV) emitted perpendicular to the magnetic axis during lower hybrid current drive on Alcator. The spectra exhibit a tail extending out to at least 300 keV and the profiles are generally peaked. These results show that the slope of the x-ray spectra increases with increasing plasma radius. Equivalently, the emission profiles tend to broaden with increasing photon energy. Also, the x-ray spectra slope increases at each radial location as the relative phasing of adjacent waveguides in the grill antenna is decreased. Preliminary results also suggest that the x-ray spectra tend to flatten and that the emission profiles tend to peak up with decreasing plasma density or increasing magnetic field. In addition, the initial results of an array for measuring the high energy x-ray emission from Alcator as a function of the emission angle relative to the magnetic axis are presented

  2. Studies on effective atomic numbers and electron densities in amino acids and sugars in the energy range 30-1333 keV

    The effective atomic numbers and electron densities of the amino acids glycine, alanine, serine, valine, threonine, leucine, isoleucine, aspartic acid, lysine, glutamic acid, histidine, phenylalanine, arginine, tyrosine, tryptophane and the sugars arabinose, ribose, glucose, galactose, mannose, fructose, rhamnose, maltose, melibiose, melezitose and raffinose at the energies 30.8, 35.0, 81.0, 145, 276.4, 302.9, 356, 383.9, 661.6, 1173 and 1332.5 keV were calculated by using the measured total attenuation cross-sections. The interpolations of total attenuation cross-sections for photons of energy E in elements of atomic number Z was performed using the logarithmic regression analysis of the XCOM data in the photon energy region 30-1500 keV. The best-fit coefficients obtained by a piece wise interpolation method were used to find the effective atomic number and electron density of the compounds. These values are found to be in good agreement with the theoretical values calculated based on XCOM data

  3. Charge-transfer cross sections of ground state He+ ions in collisions with He atoms and simple molecules in the energy range below 4.0 keV

    Charge-transfer cross sections of the ground state He+ ions in collisions with He atoms and simple molecules (H2, D2, N2, CO and CO2) have been measured in the energy range of 0.20 to 4.0 keV with the initial growth rate method. Since previously published experimental data are scattered in the low energy region, the present observations would provide reasonably reliable cross section data below 4 keV. The charge transfer accompanied by dissociation of product molecular ion can be dominant at low energies for molecular targets. In He+ + D2 collisions, any isotope effect was not observed over the present energy range, compared to H2 molecule. (author)

  4. Measurement of X-ray mass attenuation coefficients in biological and geological samples in the energy range of 7–12 keV

    Information about X-ray mass attenuation coefficients in different materials is necessary for accurate X-ray fluorescent analysis. The X-ray mass attenuation coefficients for energy of 7–12 keV were measured in biological (Mussel and Oyster tissues, blood, hair, liver, and Cabbage leaves) and geological (Baikal sludge, soil, and Alaskite granite) samples. The measurements were carried out at the EXAFS Station of Siberian Synchrotron Radiation Center (VEPP-3). Obtained experimental mass attenuation coefficients were compared with theoretical values calculated for some samples. - Highlights: • The X-ray attenuation coefficients were measured in biological and geological samples. • The difference between the attenuation coefficients in biological samples reached 47%. • The liver sample had the smallest attenuation coefficients. • The theoretical values for liver sample differ from the experimental ones by 2%

  5. Mass attenuation coefficient of binderless, pre-treated and tannin-based Rhizophora spp. particleboards using 16.59 - 25.26 keV photon energy range

    Mohd Yusof, Mohd Fahmi; Hamid, Puteri Nor Khatijah Abdul; Bauk, Sabar; Hashim, Rokiah; Tajuddin, Abdul Aziz

    2015-04-01

    The Rhizophora spp. particleboards were fabricated using ≤ 104 µm particle size at three different fabrication methods; binderless, steam pre-treated and tannin-added. The mass attenuation coefficient of Rhizophora spp. particleboards were measured using x-ray fluorescent (XRF) photon from niobium, molybdenum, palladium, silver and tin metal plates that provided photon energy between 16.59 to 25.26 keV. The results were compared to theoretical values for water calculated using photon cross-section database (XCOM).The results showed that all Rhizophora spp. particleboards having mass attenuation coefficient close to calculated XCOM for water. Tannin-added Rizophora spp. particleboard was nearest to calculated XCOM for water with χ2 value of 13.008 followed by binderless Rizophora spp. (25.859) and pre-treated Rizophora spp. (91.941).

  6. Calculations of electron stopping powers for 41 elemental solids over the 50 eV to 30 keV range with the full Penn algorithm

    We present mass collision electron stopping powers (SPs) for 41 elemental solids (Li, Be, graphite, diamond, glassy C, Na, Mg, Al, Si, K, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ge, Y, Nb, Mo, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, In, Sn, Cs, Gd, Tb, Dy, Hf, Ta, W, Re, Os, Ir, Pt, Au, and Bi) that were calculated from experimental energy-loss-function data with the full Penn algorithm for electron energies between 50 eV and 30 keV. Improved sets of energy-loss functions were used for 19 solids. Comparisons were made of these SPs with SPs calculated with the single-pole approximation, previous SP calculations, and experimental SPs. Generally satisfactory agreement was found with SPs from the single-pole approximation for energies above 100 eV, with other calculated SPs, and with measured SPs.

  7. Electron transport simulation in the range 1 keV-4 MeV for the purpose of high-resolution dosimetric application

    Cobut, V. [Univ. de Cergy-Pontoise, Neuville/Oise (France). Lab. Pharmacophores Redox, Phytochimie et Radiobiologie; Cirioni, L.; Patau, J.P. [Univ. Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France). Faculte de Pharmacie

    2001-07-01

    Experimental spectrometry and dosimetry can offer some reliable answers. However, they are not easy to implement in some specific situations. Furthermore, information on dose distributions cannot always be obtained with the desirable geometrical resolution. A way to get rid of these disadvantages consist in simulating every successive individual interactions suffered by electrons and photons along their path. We applied this principle to simulate the response of a detector placed in the field of beta-gamma sources, which maximum energy does not exceed 4 MeV. A part of this work is presented here, which concerns Monte Carlo simulation of electron transport in materials encountered in experimental dosimetric devices. Electrons were followed down to a cutoff energy of 1 keV. (orig.)

  8. Study of natMg(d,d0) reaction at detector angles between 90° and 170°, for the energy range Ed,lab=1660–1990 keV

    In the present work, the study of the natMg(d,d0) is presented for the energy range Ed,lab = 1660–1990 keV (in steps of 5 keV), for detector angles between 90° and 170°. Elastic scattering data for two forward angles (55° and 70°) were also obtained. In order to validate the obtained experimental results a thick Mg sample with Au evaporated on top was fabricated and benchmarking measurements were performed at various deuteron beam energies. The results of the present work are complementary to the recently published 24Mg(d,p0,1,2) reaction cross section data, thus facilitating the simultaneous depth profiling study of magnesium by both the d-NRA and EBS techniques

  9. Development of an X-ray imaging system within 10-30 keV spectral range based on organic or inorganic scintillator

    This thesis aims at developing an x-ray imaging system intended for the Laser Mega Joule, within the framework of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) experiments. ICF aims at yielding thermonuclear energy through laser-driven fusion of a deuterium-tritium mix. The operational function of our system is to acquire an image of the 10-30 keV x-rays emitted by the maximally compressed micro-balloon, with spatial resolution better than 10 μm. The presented system is only a part of a complete diagnostic system, which normally includes an x-ray optical subsystem. Our system conception largely takes vulnerability into account. The ignition phase of ICF yields 1016 neutrons, with energies scaling up to 14 MeV. The neutrons generate such a hard surrounding with effects scaling down from image degradation up to instrumentation destruction. The presented system consists in a scintillator which is focused on a CCD camera through a catadioptric image transport system. An innovation work has been lead on scintillators to provide an answer to specifications greatly influenced by vulnerability. Those thesis works lead to an imaging system allowing to deport the CCD camera by 4 meters from the scintillator, with 100 μm spatial resolution in the scintillator plane. Those works have paved the way to outlooks such as enhancement of organic loaded scintillators compositions and improvement of optical relay system. (author)

  10. Dependence of spectral shape of bremsstrahlung spectra on atomic number of target materials in the photon energy range of 5-30 keV

    Dependence of spectral shape of total bremsstrahlung spectra i.e. the sum of ordinary bremsstrahlung (OB) and polarization bremsstrahlung (PB), on the atomic number (Z) of target materials (Al, Ti, Sn and Pb), produced by continuous beta particles of 90Sr and 204Tl, has been investigated in the photon energy region of 5-30 keV. It has been found that the spectral shape of total bremsstrahlung spectra, in terms of S (k, Z) i.e. the number of photons of energy k per moc2 per beta disintegration, is not linearly dependent on the atomic number (Z) of the target material and rather it is proportional to Zn. At lower photon energies, the index values ‘n’ of Z-dependence are much higher than unity, which is due to the larger contribution of PB into OB. The decrease in ‘n’ values with increase of photon energy is due to the decrease in contribution of PB into OB. It is clear that the index ‘n’ values obtained from the modified Elwert factor (relativistic) Bethe-Heitler theory, which include the contribution PB into OB, are in agreement with the experimentally measured results using X-PIPS Si(Li) detector. Hence the contribution of PB into the formation of a spectral shape of total bremsstrahlung spectra plays a vital role.

  11. Simple parametrization of photon mass energy absorption coefficients of H-, C-, N- and O-based samples of biological interest in the energy range 200–1500 keV

    V Manjunathaguru; T K Umesh

    2009-02-01

    In this paper, we provide polynomial coefficients and a semi-empirical relation using which one can derive photon mass energy absorption coefficient of any H-, C-, N-, O-based sample of biological interest containing any other elements in the atomic number range 2–40 and energy range 200–1500 keV. More interestingly, it has been observed in the present work that in this energy range, both the mass attenuation coefficients and the mass energy absorption coefficients for such samples vary only with respect to energy. Hence it was possible to represent the photon interaction properties of such samples by a mean value of these coefficients. By an independent study of the variation of the mean mass attenuation coefficient as well as mass energy absorption coefficient with energy, two simple semi-empirical relations for the photon mass energy absorption coefficients and one relation for the mass attenuation coefficient have been obtained in the energy range 200–1500 keV. It is felt that these semi-empirical relations can be very handy and convenient in biomedical and other applications. One possible significant conclusion based on the results of the present work is that in the energy region 200–1500 keV, the photon interaction characteristics of any H-, C-, N-, O-based sample of biological interest which may or may not contain any other elements in the atomic number range 2–40 can be represented by a sample-independent (single) but energy-dependent mass attenuation coefficient and mass energy absorption coefficient.

  12. Neutron cross section evaluations of europium isotopes in 1 keV - 30 MeV energy range. Format - validation - comparison; Evaluation de sections efficaces pour des neutrons incidents sur des isotopes d'europium aux energies 1 keV - 30 MeV. Format - validation - comparaison

    Dossantos-Uzarralde, P.; Le Luel, C.; Bauge, E. [CEA Bruyeres le Chatel, 91 (France). Dept. de Physique Theorique et Appliquee

    2004-07-01

    This paper presents neutron cross section evaluations of Europium isotopes. The cross sections are evaluated in 1 keV - 30 MeV energy range for the isotopes {sup 146}Eu, {sup 147}Eu, {sup 148}Eu, {sup 149}Eu, {sup 150}Eu, {sup 151}Eu, {sup 152}Eu, {sup 153}Eu, {sup 154}Eu in their ground state. This evaluation includes cross section productions of the long life isomeric states. Special attention is put on the options used for the description of the files written in ENDF-6 format. The final issue is a proposal of a new breed of ENDF-6 formatted neutron activation file. (authors)

  13. Measurement of mass attenuation coefficients of Eremurus–Rhizophora spp. particleboards for X-ray in the 16.63–25.30 keV energy range

    The roots of Eremurus spp. were used as a bio-adhesive in the fabrication of Rhizophora spp. particleboards. The mass attenuation coefficients of Eremurus–Rhizophora spp. particleboard of six samples with two different weight percentages of the Eremurus spp. root (6% and 12%) and three various Rhizophora spp. particle sizes (≤149 µm, 149–500 µm and 500–1000 µm) were determined by using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) photons in 16.63 keV and 25.30 keV of the photon energy range. The results were compared with theoretically calculated mass attenuations using the XCOM computer program for younger-age (breast 1: 75% muscle+25% fat), middle-age (breast 2: 50% muscle+50% fat), and old-age (breast 3: 25% muscle+75% fat) breasts. The results indicated that Eremurus–Rhizophora spp. particleboard is the appropriate suitable phantom in the diagnostic energy region. The mass attenuation coefficient in the low weight percentage of the bio-adhesive and the large Rhizophora spp. particle size were found very close to breast 1. Moreover the mass attenuation coefficient of the sample with high weight percentage of the bio-adhesive and small Rhizophora spp. particle size was found very close to water as a standard material phantom. In addition, the viscosity of dissolved Eremurus spp. root in water could be considerably higher than that of formaldehyde-based adhesives, which affects on some properties such as high strength and high binding. - Highlights: • Rhizophora spp. particleboard bonded with Eremurus spp. root as a new phantom. • Mass attenuation coefficient of particleboard was measured in 16.63–25.30 keV range. • Mass attenuation coefficient particleboard was affected by particle size and %glue. • Mass attenuation coefficient of particleboard was close to water and young breast. • Viscosity of Eremurus was significantly higher than those of synthetic adhesives

  14. R-matrix analysis of {sup 235}U neutron transmission and cross sections in the energy range 0 to 2.25 keV

    Leal, L.C.; Derrien, H.; Larson, N.M.; Wright, R.Q.

    1997-11-01

    This document describes a new R-matrix analysis of {sup 235}U cross section data in the energy range from 0 to 2,250 eV. The analysis was performed with the computer code SAMMY, that has recently been updated to permit, for the first time, inclusion of both differential and integral data within the analysis process. Fourteen differential data sets and six integral quantities were used in this evaluation: two measurements of fission plus capture, one of fission plus absorption, six of fission alone, two of transmission, and one of eta, plus standard values of thermal cross sections for fission, capture, and scattering, and of K1 and the Westcott g-factors for both fission and absorption. An excellent representation was obtained for the high-resolution transmission, fission, and capture cross-section data as well as for the integral quantities. The result is a single set of resonance parameters spanning the entire range up to 2,250 eV, a decided improvement over the present ENDF/VI evaluation, in which eleven discrete resonance parameter sets are required to cover that same energy range. This new evaluation is expected to greatly improve predictability of the criticality safety margins for nuclear systems in which {sup 235}U is present.

  15. R-matrix analysis of 235U neutron transmission and cross sections in the energy range 0 to 2.25 keV

    This document describes a new R-matrix analysis of 235U cross section data in the energy range from 0 to 2,250 eV. The analysis was performed with the computer code SAMMY, that has recently been updated to permit, for the first time, inclusion of both differential and integral data within the analysis process. Fourteen differential data sets and six integral quantities were used in this evaluation: two measurements of fission plus capture, one of fission plus absorption, six of fission alone, two of transmission, and one of eta, plus standard values of thermal cross sections for fission, capture, and scattering, and of K1 and the Westcott g-factors for both fission and absorption. An excellent representation was obtained for the high-resolution transmission, fission, and capture cross-section data as well as for the integral quantities. The result is a single set of resonance parameters spanning the entire range up to 2,250 eV, a decided improvement over the present ENDF/VI evaluation, in which eleven discrete resonance parameter sets are required to cover that same energy range. This new evaluation is expected to greatly improve predictability of the criticality safety margins for nuclear systems in which 235U is present

  16. An experimental study of charge exchange process in the energy range 1-30 keV during the passage of alkali metal ions and atoms through cesium and potassium vapour

    An experimental study is presented of the charge exchange processes in the energy range of about 1-30 keV during the passage of positive alkali ions and alkali atoms through potassium and cesium vapour. The experimental set-up designed for this experiment includes a thermionic source for positive alkali ions with an acceleration stage, a first charge exchange cell to produce fast alkali atoms, a second charge exchange cell with a surface ionisation detector to determine the alkali metal vapor target thickness and a detection system with electrostatic bending of the charged secondary species. The maximum negative ion yield has been determined for the collision systems Li+ + K, Na+ + K, K+ + K, and Rb+ + K, and for another eleven systems the charge transfer cross-sections have been measured too. (orig./GG)

  17. High resolution measurement of the 234U(n,f) cross section in the neutron energy range from 0.5 eV to 100 keV

    The 234U(n,f) cross section has been measured in the energy range from 0.5 eV to 100 keV at the GELINA neutron time-of flight facility of the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements in Geel using highly enriched 234U samples. Two independent measurements were performed: one in a low detection geometry (15% of 2 π) and another in a 2 π detection geometry. A235U(n,f) cross-section measurement was performed under the same experimental conditions, allowing a reliable correction for the 235U(n,f) contribution to the yield. Special attention has been given to the strongest resonance at 5.16 eV and to the fission resonance integral If for which large discrepancies are reported in the literature. (authors)

  18. Measurement of the x-ray mass attenuation coefficient and determination of the imaginary component of the atomic form factor of molybdenum over the 13.5-41.5-keV energy range

    We use the x-ray extended-range technique (XERT) [Chantler et al., Phys. Rev. A 64, 062506 (2001)] to measure the mass attenuation coefficients of molybdenum in the x-ray energy range of 13.5-41.5 keV to 0.02-0.15 % accuracy. Measurements made over an extended range of the measurement parameter space are critically examined to identify, quantify, and correct where necessary a number of experimental systematic errors. These results represent the most extensive experimental data set for molybdenum and include absolute mass attenuation coefficients in the regions of the x-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) and x-ray-absorption near-edge structure (XANES). The imaginary component of the atomic form-factor f2 is derived from the photoelectric absorption after subtracting calculated Rayleigh and Compton scattering cross sections from the total attenuation. Comparison of the result with tabulations of calculated photoelectric absorption coefficients indicates that differences of 1-15 % persist between the calculated and observed values

  19. The x-ray calibration facility of the laser integration line in the 0.9-10 keV range: The high energy x-ray source and some applications

    The laser integration line (LIL) located at CEA-CESTA is equipped with x-ray plasma diagnostics using different kinds of x-ray components such as filters, mirrors, crystals, detectors, and cameras. The CEA-DAM of Arpajon is currently developing x-ray calibration methods and carrying out absolute calibration of LIL x-ray photodetectors. To guarantee LIL measurements, detectors such as x-ray cameras must be regularly calibrated close to the facility. A new x-ray facility is currently available to perform these absolute x-ray calibrations. This paper presents the x-ray tube based high energy x-ray source delivering x-ray energies ranging from 0.9 to 10 keV by means of an anode barrel. The purpose of this source is mainly to calibrate LIL x-ray cameras but it can also be used to measure x-ray filter transmission of plasma diagnostics. Different x-ray absolute calibrations such as x-ray streak and framing camera yields, x-ray charge-coupled device quantum efficiencies, and x-ray filter transmissions are presented in this paper. A x-ray flat photocathode detector sensitivity calibration recently performed for a CEA Z-pinch facility is also presented.

  20. Theoretical Study of Secondary Electron Yield in Energy Range of 10 ~ 30 keV%10~30 keV二次电子发射系数的表达式

    谢爱根; 王祖松; 刘战辉; 詹煜; 吴红艳

    2013-01-01

    Here we addressed the theoretical subject of the secondary electron emission,in the energy range of 10 ~30keY.First,the formulae of the maximum second electron yield (δm),and the average number of secondary electrons released per primary electron with fairly high incident energy (δPE) were derived,respectively.Next,a general expression of δ in terms of the variables,including δm,atomic number,atomic weight,material density,back-scattering coefficient (γ),back-scattering coefficient at high energy (η),parameter A,energy exponent (n),and the incident energy of primary electron,was obtained,on the basis of the influence of δm and δPE on the secondary electron yield at high energy (δ).The parameter A and energy exponent n,in the energy range of 10 ~ 30 keV for some emitters of interest,were modeled and calculated with the software package ESTAR.The experimentally measured and calculated results of δ with the general formula were compared.The comparison result shows that when it comes to the secondary electron emission in the energy range of 10~ 30 keV,the newly-developed general formula of δ works fairly well for metals,semi-metals and element semiconductors.%根据二次电子发射的主要物理过程和特性,推导出最大二次电子发射系数(δm)的表达式.还推导出平均每个高能原电子发射的二次电子数(δPE)的表达式.根据δPE、δm和高能二次电子发射系数(δ)之间的关系,推导出以δm、原子序数、原子质量数、物质密度、背散射系数、高能背散射系数、参数A、能量幂次(n)和原电子入射能量为变量δ的通式.用ESTR程序计算出一些材料的10~ 30 keV能量范围内的参数A和n.用该通式计算出δ并与相应的实验值进行了比较,结果表明,成功地推导出金属、半金属和元素半导体10~ 30 keV的δ通式.

  1. kev neutron capture in zirconium-91

    The neutron capture cross section of 91Zr has been measured with high resolution (ΔE/E approximately 0.2 per cent) between 3 and 30 keV. Values of the gGAMMAsub(n)GAMMAsub(γ) for 119 resonances in this energy range have been obtained. The average capture cross section is consistent with values of = = 200. (author)

  2. Study of the collisional destruction of neutral hydrogen atoms in the ground state H(12S) and in the metastable state H(22S) on different rare gas targets in the 0.5 to 3.0 keV level energy range

    The total destruction cross-sections of H(22S) on rare gases and hydrogen are studied in the energy range 50 to 3000 eV, and the electron loss and electron capture cross-sections from H(12S) and H(22S) in the energy range 0.5 to 3 keV. The de-excitation cross-sections are deduced

  3. Energy dependent response of the Fricke gel dosimeter prepared with 270 Bloom gelatine for photons in the energy range 13.93 keV-6 MeV

    Cavinato, C.C. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, IPEN-CNEN/SP, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242, Cidade Universitaria, 05508-000 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Campos, L.L., E-mail: lcrodri@ipen.b [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares, IPEN-CNEN/SP, Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 2242, Cidade Universitaria, 05508-000 Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2010-07-21

    The spectrophotometric energy dependent response to photons with effective energies between 13.93 keV and 6 MeV of the Fricke xylenol gel (FXG) dosimeter developed at IPEN, prepared using 270 Bloom gelatine, was evaluated in order to verify the possible dosimeter application in other medicine areas in addition to radiosurgery, for example, breast radiotherapy and blood bags radiosterilization. Other dosimetric characteristics were also evaluated. The obtained results indicate that the FXG dosimeter can contribute to dosimetry in different medical application areas including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation technique that permits three-dimensional (3D) dose distribution evaluation.

  4. Energy dependent response of the Fricke gel dosimeter prepared with 270 Bloom gelatine for photons in the energy range 13.93 keV-6 MeV

    The spectrophotometric energy dependent response to photons with effective energies between 13.93 keV and 6 MeV of the Fricke xylenol gel (FXG) dosimeter developed at IPEN, prepared using 270 Bloom gelatine, was evaluated in order to verify the possible dosimeter application in other medicine areas in addition to radiosurgery, for example, breast radiotherapy and blood bags radiosterilization. Other dosimetric characteristics were also evaluated. The obtained results indicate that the FXG dosimeter can contribute to dosimetry in different medical application areas including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation technique that permits three-dimensional (3D) dose distribution evaluation.

  5. Measurement of the 232Th capture cross section in the energy region 5 keV-150 keV

    both the so-called 'open beam' background and of the contribution due to scattered neutrons. The normalisation constant was determined from a resonance shape analysis of the well isolated and nearly saturated resonances at 21.8 eV and 23.5 eV, with a peak transmission of respectively 4.7% and 0.9%. To estimate the systematic uncertainty related to the normalisation procedure, the experimental data were fitted in different energy regions, using resonance parameters from several evaluation data file. The final normalisation and energy calibration will be obtained with resonance parameters resulting from recent transmission measurements. We used the SESH code6 to correct for self-shielding and multiple scattering effects was . The preliminary capture cross-section values are presented, together with the ENDF-B VI values and the experimental data obtained by Wisshak et al., Macklin et al. and Karamanis et al. Our data in the 5-100 keV region, agree within a 7 % systematic uncertainty with the data obtained by Macklin et al. We do not confirm the large discrepancies at lower neutron energies reported by Wisshak et al. Our data between 5-80 keV are systematically 10% higher compared to the evaluated data. In the 80-100 keV region the differences are much smaller. To confirm the present data an additional measurement campaign, including the measurement of the Au(n,γ) cross-section, was performed. The analysis of this data is in progress

  6. Pourbaix diagrams for the system copper-chlorine at 5-100 deg C

    Beverskog, B. [Studsvik Material AB, Nykoeping (Sweden); Puigdomenech, I. [Studsvik Eco and Safety AB, Nykoeping (Sweden)

    1998-04-01

    Pourbaix diagrams for the copper-chlorine system in the temperature interval 5-100 deg C have been revised. Predominance diagrams for dissolved copper containing species have also been calculated. Two different total concentrations of each dissolved element, 10{sup -4} and 10{sup -6} molal for copper and 0.2 and 1.5 molal for chlorine have been used in the calculations. Chloride is the predominating chlorine species in aqueous solutions. Presence of chloride increases the corrosion regions of copper at the expense of the immunity and passivity regions in the Pourbaix diagrams. CuCl{sub 2} {center_dot} 3Cu(OH){sub 2} is the only copper-chloride solid phase that forms at the concentrations of chlorine studied. However, its stability area decreases with increasing temperature. The ion CuCl{sub 2}{sup -} predominates at all temperatures at [Cl(aq)]{sub tot}=0.2 molal and this reduces the immunity and passivity areas. A corrosion region exists between the immunity and passivity regions at 100 deg C at [Cu(aq)]{sub tot}=10{sup -6} and [Cl(aq)]{sub tot}=0.2 molal. At the chlorine concentration of 1.5 molal the corrosion region exists in the whole temperature range investigated. The ion CuCl{sub 3}{sup 2-} predominates at 5-25 and 100 deg C, while CuCl{sub 2}{sup -} predominates at 50-80 deg C at [Cl(aq)]{sub tot=}1-5 molal. A copper concentration of 10{sup -4} molal reduces the corrosion areas due to expansion of the immunity and passivity areas. However, a corrosion region still exists between the immunity and passivity regions at all investigated temperatures at pH{sub {Tau}}<9.5 and 1.5 molal chloride concentration. According to our calculations the copper canisters in the deep nuclear waste repository should not corrode at the copper concentration of 10{sup -6} molal and the chloride concentration of 0.2 molal. However, at 80-100 deg C the equilibrium potentials postulated for the Swedish nuclear repository are dangerously close to a corrosion situation. According to

  7. Pourbaix diagrams for the system copper-chlorine at 5-100 deg C

    Pourbaix diagrams for the copper-chlorine system in the temperature interval 5-100 deg C have been revised. Predominance diagrams for dissolved copper containing species have also been calculated. Two different total concentrations of each dissolved element, 10-4 and 10-6 molal for copper and 0.2 and 1.5 molal for chlorine have been used in the calculations. Chloride is the predominating chlorine species in aqueous solutions. Presence of chloride increases the corrosion regions of copper at the expense of the immunity and passivity regions in the Pourbaix diagrams. CuCl2 · 3Cu(OH)2 is the only copper-chloride solid phase that forms at the concentrations of chlorine studied. However, its stability area decreases with increasing temperature. The ion CuCl2- predominates at all temperatures at [Cl(aq)]tot=0.2 molal and this reduces the immunity and passivity areas. A corrosion region exists between the immunity and passivity regions at 100 deg C at [Cu(aq)]tot=10-6 and [Cl(aq)]tot=0.2 molal. At the chlorine concentration of 1.5 molal the corrosion region exists in the whole temperature range investigated. The ion CuCl32- predominates at 5-25 and 100 deg C, while CuCl2- predominates at 50-80 deg C at [Cl(aq)]tot=1-5 molal. A copper concentration of 10-4 molal reduces the corrosion areas due to expansion of the immunity and passivity areas. However, a corrosion region still exists between the immunity and passivity regions at all investigated temperatures at pHΤ-6 molal and the chloride concentration of 0.2 molal. However, at 80-100 deg C the equilibrium potentials postulated for the Swedish nuclear repository are dangerously close to a corrosion situation. According to our calculations the copper canisters in the Swedish repository corrode at 80-100 deg C at the chloride concentration of 1.5 molal

  8. Mass attenuation coefficient of binderless, pre-treated and tannin-based Rhizophora spp. particleboards using 16.59 – 25.26 keV photon energy range

    Mohd Yusof, Mohd Fahmi, E-mail: mfahmi@usm.my; Hamid, Puteri Nor Khatijah Abdul; Tajuddin, Abdul Aziz [School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang (Malaysia); Bauk, Sabar [School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang (Malaysia); Hashim, Rokiah [School of Industrial Technologies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang (Malaysia)

    2015-04-29

    The Rhizophora spp. particleboards were fabricated using ≤ 104 µm particle size at three different fabrication methods; binderless, steam pre-treated and tannin-added. The mass attenuation coefficient of Rhizophora spp. particleboards were measured using x-ray fluorescent (XRF) photon from niobium, molybdenum, palladium, silver and tin metal plates that provided photon energy between 16.59 to 25.26 keV. The results were compared to theoretical values for water calculated using photon cross-section database (XCOM).The results showed that all Rhizophora spp. particleboards having mass attenuation coefficient close to calculated XCOM for water. Tannin-added Rizophora spp. particleboard was nearest to calculated XCOM for water with χ2 value of 13.008 followed by binderless Rizophora spp. (25.859) and pre-treated Rizophora spp. (91.941)

  9. Mass attenuation coefficient of binderless, pre-treated and tannin-based Rhizophora spp. particleboards using 16.59 – 25.26 keV photon energy range

    The Rhizophora spp. particleboards were fabricated using ≤ 104 µm particle size at three different fabrication methods; binderless, steam pre-treated and tannin-added. The mass attenuation coefficient of Rhizophora spp. particleboards were measured using x-ray fluorescent (XRF) photon from niobium, molybdenum, palladium, silver and tin metal plates that provided photon energy between 16.59 to 25.26 keV. The results were compared to theoretical values for water calculated using photon cross-section database (XCOM).The results showed that all Rhizophora spp. particleboards having mass attenuation coefficient close to calculated XCOM for water. Tannin-added Rizophora spp. particleboard was nearest to calculated XCOM for water with χ2 value of 13.008 followed by binderless Rizophora spp. (25.859) and pre-treated Rizophora spp. (91.941)

  10. A measurement of the electron-hole pair creation energy and the Fano factor in silicon for 5.9 keV X-rays and their temperature dependence in the range 80-270 K

    A measurement of the energy ω to create an electron-hole pair and its temperature dependence between 80 and 270 K has been made using a small Si p-i-n diode and 5.9 keV X-rays. A value of 3.73±0.09 eV with a gradient of -0.0131±0.0004% K-1 was found. The photo-peak dispersion D was also measured and from the values between 110 K and 235 K, the product ωF was found to be 0.441±0.005 eV. This is consistent with a constant Fano factor F of 0.118±0.004

  11. Performance of TEPCs at low pressures: some attempts to improve their dose equivalent response to the neutron energy range from 10keV to 1 MeV

    A TEPC, from its operational principle, fulfils reasonably well the requirements of an area monitor with a dose equivalent response nearly independent of neutron energy to be used for radiation protection dosimetry at various work places. However, between neutron energies from 10 keV to 1 MeV, which are of relevance for environments with strongly moderated neutron fields, the response of TEPCs with thin walls is too low. Attempts to increase the response in this energy region by modifying gas pressure, gas composition and wall thickness show that significant improvement first requires operation of the TEPC at lower simulated diameters compared with the 2 μm diameter commonly used. Preliminary investigations to improve the operational properties of TEPCs at low pressures are presented. (author)

  12. Electron Flux Models at GEO: 30 keV - 600 keV

    Boynton, R.; Balikhin, M. A.; Sibeck, D. G.; Walker, S. N.; Ganushkina, N. Y.

    2015-12-01

    Forecast models are developed for the electron fluxes measured by the Magnetospheric Electron Detector (MagED) onboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 13. The models employ solar wind and geomagnetic indices as inputs to produce a forecast of the electron flux at Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) for five energy ranges from 30 keV - 600 keV. All of these models will be implemented in real time to forecast the electron fluxes on the PROGRESS project website (https://ssg.group.shef.ac.uk/progress2/html/index.phtml).

  13. The solar wind charge-transfer X-ray emission in the 1/4 keV energy range: inferences on Local Bubble hot gas at low Z

    Koutroumpa, D; Raymond, J C; Kharchenko, V

    2008-01-01

    We present calculations of the heliospheric SWCX emission spectra and their contributions in the ROSAT 1/4 keV band. We compare our results with the soft X-ray diffuse background (SXRB) emission detected in front of 378 identified shadowing regions during the ROSAT All-Sky Survey (Snowden et al. 2000). This foreground component is principally attributed to the hot gas of the so-called Local Bubble (LB), an irregularly shaped cavity of ~50-150 pc around the Sun, which is supposed to contain ~10^6 K plasma. Our results suggest that the SWCX emission from the heliosphere is bright enough to account for most of the foreground emission towards the majority of low galactic latitude directions, where the LB is the least extended. In a large part of directions with galactic latitude above 30deg the heliospheric SWCX intensity is significantly smaller than the measured one. However, the SWCX R2/R1 band ratio differs slightly from the data in the galactic center direction, and more significantly in the galactic anti-ce...

  14. A determination of the Fano factor for germanium at 77.4K from measurements of the energy resolution of a 113cm3 HPGe gamma-ray spectrometer taken over the energy range from 14 to 6129 keV

    The Fano factor for germanium cooled to 77.4 K has been determined from a semiempirical analysis of the measured energy resolution of a HPGe γ-ray spectrometer of active volume 113.2 cm3. Twenty nine γ-ray energies spanning the range from 14 to 6129 keV were used in this study. The dispersion due to incomplete charge collection was assessed experimentally by making measurements over a wide range of applied bias. Plots of the peak centroid shift and the peak width squared against the reciprocal of the voltage applied to the detector, were non-linear. Both exhibited plateaus for large applied voltages. Thus, by operating in the plateau region, the Fano factor could be extracted from the variation of the observed line width as a function of energy, while the detector was known to be functioning close to the position of perfect charge collection. The value of the Fano factor obtained in this work, averaged over the energy range 14-6129 keV, was 0.112 ± 0.001. It is recommended that more, high quality, measurements be made. (author)

  15. The atmospheric fate of 0.5-100 micron dust observed as radar micrometeors at Arecibo Observatory.

    Mathews, J. D.; Janches, D.; Meisel, D. D.; Zhou, Q.-H.

    Radar micrometeor observations at Arecibo Observatory yield instantaneous Doppler speed and deceleration measurements that, combined with appropriate model atmosphere results, yield the ballistic parameter for many events. Assuming 3 gm/cc mass density and spherical particles, the ballistic parameter is converted to particle mass and size range. The observed size range is 0.5-100 micron radius. These measurements additionally provide daily and seasonal event rates and allow whole-earth mass flux estimates over the observable particle size distribution (Mathews et al., The micrometeor mass flux into the upper atmosphere: Arecibo results and a comparison with prior estimates, Geophysical Research Letters 28, 1929-1932, 2001). Updated mass fluxes will be presented. Further, we present information about the processes whereby the dust particles slow and disperse into the upper atmosphere. We find no evidence of simple ablation over the altitude range that these particles are observed as radar meteors. We do however find that a significant fraction of these particles catastrophically disintegrate and are likely not deposited in atomic form but rather into nanometer-sized smoke particles.

  16. The 1 keV to 200 keV X-ray Spectrum of NGC 2992 and NGC 3081

    Beckmann, Volker; Tueller, Jack

    2007-01-01

    The Seyfert 2 galaxies NGC 2992 and NGC 3081 have been observed by INTEGRAL and Swift. We report about the results and the comparison of the spectrum above 10 keV based on INTEGRAL IBIS/ISGRI, Swift/BAT, and BeppoSAX/PDS. A spectrum can be extracted in the X-ray energy band ranging from 1 keV up to 200 keV. Although NGC 2992 shows a complex spectrum below 10 keV, the hard tail observed by various missions exhibits a slope with photon index = 2, independent on the flux level during the observation. No cut-off is detectable up to the detection limit around 200 keV. In addition, NGC 3081 is detected in the INTEGRAL and Swift observation and also shows an unbroken Gamma = 1.8 spectrum up to 150 keV. These two Seyfert galaxies give further evidence that a high-energy cut-off in the hard X-ray spectra is often located at energies E_C >> 100 keV. In NGC 2992 a constant spectral shape is observed over a hard X-ray luminosity variation by a factor of 11. This might indicate that the physical conditions of the emitting...

  17. Linear attenuation coefficients of tissues from 1 keV to 150 keV

    Böke, Aysun

    2014-09-01

    The linear attenuation coefficients and three interaction processes have been computed for liver, kidney, muscle, fat and for a range of x-ray energies from 1 keV to 150 keV. Molecular photoelectric absorption cross sections were calculated from atomic cross section data. Total coherent (Rayleigh) and incoherent (Compton) scattering cross sections were obtained by numerical integration over combinations of F2m(x) with the Thomson formula and Sm(x) with the Klein-Nishina formula, respectively. For the coherent (Rayleigh) scattering cross section calculations, molecular form factors were obtained from recent experimental data in the literature for values of xlinear attenuation coefficients. In general, good agreement is obtained. The molecular form factors and scattering functions and cross sections are incorporated into a Monte Carlo program. The energy distributions of x-ray photons scattered from tissues have been simulated and the results are presented.

  18. Sputtering of solid neon by keV hydrogen ions

    Ellegaard, Ole; Schou, Jørgen; Sørensen, H.

    Sputtering of solid Ne with the hydrogen ions H+1, H+2 and H+3 in the energy range 1–10 keV/atom has been studied by means of a quartz microbalance technique. No enhancement in the yield per atom for molecular ions was found. The results for hydrogen ions are compared with data for keV electrons...

  19. W/SiC X-ray multilayers optimized for use above 100 keV

    Windt, D.L.; Dongey, S.; Hailey, C.J.;

    2002-01-01

    We have developed a new depth-graded multilayer system comprising W and SiC layers, suitable for use as hard X-ray reflective coatings operating in the energy range 100 - 200 keV. Grazing incidence X-ray reflectance at E=8 keV was used to characterize the interface widths, as well as the temporal...

  20. High-resolution detection of 100 keV electrons using avalanche photodiodes

    Ogasawara, K.; Hirahara, M.; Miyake, W.; Kasahara, S.; Takashima, T.; Asamura, K.; Saito, Y.; Mukai, T.

    2008-08-01

    With two electron beam sources, we have tested two new Hamamatsu [Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Shizuoka, Japan ] avalanche photodiodes (APDs) of spl 3988 and spl 6098 to detect electron beams up to 100 keV. Though our previous results showed the effectiveness and the advantage of an APD to measure 2-40 keV electrons, its upper limit was not high enough to detect so-called medium-energy electrons. In addition to the limitation of its detectable range, the response at different energies was also not linear. These newly developed APDs, which have thicker depletion-layers, provide full coverage of this missing range along with a good linearity. The depletion-layer thickness was increased to 140 μm for both APDs, the dead-layer of spl 3988 became 10 times thicker than that of spl 6098. The thin-surface dead-layer and thick depletion-layer of spl 6098 allows the detection of electrons from 3 keV up to 100 keV with a good linearity and with an excellent energy resolution of 4 keV at 100-keV electrons. The wide dynamic range from 3 keV to 100 keV of those APDs will increase their appeal in detecting electrons for space plasma research.

  1. Linear attenuation coefficients of tissues from 1 keV to 150 keV

    The linear attenuation coefficients and three interaction processes have been computed for liver, kidney, muscle, fat and for a range of x-ray energies from 1 keV to 150 keV. Molecular photoelectric absorption cross sections were calculated from atomic cross section data. Total coherent (Rayleigh) and incoherent (Compton) scattering cross sections were obtained by numerical integration over combinations of F2m(x) with the Thomson formula and Sm(x) with the Klein–Nishina formula, respectively. For the coherent (Rayleigh) scattering cross section calculations, molecular form factors were obtained from recent experimental data in the literature for values of x<1 Å−1 and from the relativistic modified atomic form factors for values of x≥1 Å−1. With the inclusion of molecular interference effects in the coherent (Rayleigh) scattering, more accurate knowledge of the scatter from these tissues will be provided. The number of elements involved in tissue composition is 5 for liver, 47 for kidney, 44 for muscle and 3 for fat. The results are compared with previously published experimental and theoretical linear attenuation coefficients. In general, good agreement is obtained. The molecular form factors and scattering functions and cross sections are incorporated into a Monte Carlo program. The energy distributions of x-ray photons scattered from tissues have been simulated and the results are presented. - Highlights: • The inclusion of molecular interference effects will provide new information. • Results are compared with previously reported experimental and theoretical values. • Calculation is achieved in the presence of small concentrations of different atoms

  2. Nucleosynthesis confronts an unstable inert 17 keV state

    We study the cosmological consequences of an inert 17 keV state mixing with the electron neutrino. We find that the nucleosynthesis upper bound on the primordial helium abundance prohibits the existence of such a state, unless its lifetime falls into the range 6x10-4svac-2s. In this range the decay occurs after the chemical decoupling of the electron neutrinos and before the beginning of the nucleosynthesis, with the result that the predicted helium abundance can be lower than what it would be in the standard scenario. (orig.)

  3. Characteristics of > 290 keV magnetosheath ions

    A. Rigas

    Full Text Available We performed a statistical analysis of 290-500 keV ion data obtained by IMP-8 during the years 1982-1988 within the earth's magnetosheath and analysed in detail some time periods withdistinct ion bursts. These studies reveal the following characteristics for magnetosheath 290-500 keV energetic ions: (a the occurrence frequency and the flux of ions increase with increasing geomagnetic activity as indicated by the Kp index; the occurrence frequency was found to be as high as P > 42% for Kp > 2, (b the occurrence frequency in the dusk magnetosheath was found to be slightly dependent on the local time and ranged between ~30% and ~46% for all Kp values; the highest occurrence frequency was detected near the dusk magnetopause (21 LT, (c the high energy ion bursts display a dawn-dusk asymmetry in their maximum fluxes, with higher fluxes appearing in the dusk magnetosheath, and (d the observations in the dusk magnetosheath suggest that there exist intensity gradients of energetic ions from the bow shock toward the magnetopause. The statistical results are consistent with the concept that leakage of magnetospheric ions from the dusk magnetopause is a semi-permanent physical process often providing the magnetosheath with high energy (290-500 keV ions.Key words. Magnetospheric physics (magnetosheath; planetary magnetospheres. Space plasma physics (shock waves.

  4. Use of proportional counter in X-Ray spectrometry between 5 and 100 keV. Application to the detection of fission products and to the determination of absolute X-Ray disintegration rates

    The measurement of electromagnetic radiations is difficult in the energy range 20-100 keV. We made suitable for this purpose a regular proportional counter, modifying both the nature and pressure of the gaseous mixture filling the detector volume. We selected the CPEN-SAIP counter, which is able to withstand such modifications. In the energy range considered, the counter is to be standardized with radioactive sources. Such standards were selected according to their disintegration schemes. We thus defined the conditions of use (resolution, yield) of the CPN counter, filled with an argon-methane mixture under a pressure of about 3 bars, in the energy range 5-100 keV. With such an equipment, we were able to measure the absolute disintegration rate for the X-rays of 133 Ba and 75 Se, then to perform the study of a mixed fission products sample. In the same way, we used xenon-based gaseous mixtures, in order to improve the detector yield; in the later case, we carefully examined the limitations introduced by the presence of many parasite rays emitted by the gas. We thus displayed in addition to the leakage peak, the fluorescence ray of the gas, whose origin is difficult to explain. (author)

  5. Interaction between solid nitrogen and 1--3-keV electrons

    Experimental studies were made of the interaction between solid nitrogen and beams of 1--3-keV electrons. The projected range for the electrons was measured by means of the mirror-substrate method (gold substrate), giving the result 9.02 x 1016 E/sup 1.75/ molecules/cm2 with the energy given in keV. The escape depth for secondary electrons was studied by means of the equivalent-substrate method (carbon substrate). The results varied from 280 A at 1 keV to 400 A at 3 keV. Measurements were also made of the secondary-electron-emission coefficient, which varied from 2.3 el/el at 1 keV to 1.2 el/el at 3 keV. At 3 keV, the SEE coefficient is 12 times that for solid deuterium. This is attributed partly to the larger production rate for low-energy electrons in nitrogen and partly to the larger escape probability for these electrons. Moreover, measurements were made of the electron-reflection coefficient, both for solid nitrogen and for the carbon substrate. For nitrogen, it varied from 0.17 el/el at 1 keV to 0.13 el/el at 3 keV, and for carbon it varied from 0.13 to 0.12. The observations are discussed and comparisons made with other theoretical and experimental results. The agreement ranges from good to fair

  6. Interaction between Solid Nitrogen and 1-3-keV Electrons

    Schou, Jørgen; Sørensen, H.

    1978-01-01

    Experimental studies were made of the interaction between solid nitrogen and beams of 1-2-keV electrons. The projected range for the electrons was measured by means of the mirror-substrate method (gold substrate), giving the result 9.02×1016 E1.75 molecules/cm2 with the energy given in keV. The...... to fair...

  7. A radio frequency helical deflector for keV electrons

    Gevorgian, L.; Ajvazyan, R.; Kakoyan, V. [A.I. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory, Yerevan (Armenia); Margaryan, A., E-mail: mat@mail.yerphi.am [A.I. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory, Yerevan (Armenia); Annand, J.R.M. [Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ Scotland (United Kingdom)

    2015-06-11

    This paper describes a helical deflector to perform circular sweeps of keV electrons by means of radio frequency fields in a frequency range of 500–1000 MHz. By converting the time dependence of incident electrons to a hit position dependence on a circle, this device can potentially achieve extremely precise timing. The system can be adjusted to the velocity of the electrons to exclude the reduction of deflection sensitivity due to finite transit time effects. The deflection electrodes form a resonant circuit, with quality factor Q in excess of 100, and at resonance the sensitivity of the deflection system is around 1 mm per V of applied RF input.

  8. A radio frequency helical deflector for keV electrons

    This paper describes a helical deflector to perform circular sweeps of keV electrons by means of radio frequency fields in a frequency range of 500–1000 MHz. By converting the time dependence of incident electrons to a hit position dependence on a circle, this device can potentially achieve extremely precise timing. The system can be adjusted to the velocity of the electrons to exclude the reduction of deflection sensitivity due to finite transit time effects. The deflection electrodes form a resonant circuit, with quality factor Q in excess of 100, and at resonance the sensitivity of the deflection system is around 1 mm per V of applied RF input

  9. RHESSI Observations of the Solar Flare Iron-line Feature at 6.7 keV

    Phillips, K. J. H.; Chifor, C.; Dennis, B. R.

    2006-01-01

    Analysis of RHESSI 3--10 keV spectra for 27 solar flares is reported. This energy range includes thermal free--free and free--bound continuum and two line features, at 6.7keV and 8keV, principally due to highly ionized iron (Fe). We used the continuum and the flux in the so-called Fe-line feature at 6.7keV to derive the electron temperature T_e, the emission measure, and the Fe-line equivalent width as functions of time in each flare. The Fe/H abundance ratio in each flare is derived from the...

  10. Investigation of multilayer X-ray optics for 6 keV to 20 keV energy range

    Oberta, Peter; Platonov, Y.; Flechsig, U.

    2012-01-01

    Roč. 19, č. 5 (2012), s. 675-681. ISSN 0909-0495 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z10100522 Keywords : X-ray optics * multilayer * energy resolution Subject RIV: BH - Optics, Masers, Lasers Impact factor: 2.186, year: 2012 http://journals.iucr.org/s/issues/2012/05/00/issconts.html

  11. Triton production cross section in interaction of keV deuterons with {sup 13}C nucleus

    AL-Ohali, M.A.; Naqvi, A.A.; Khiari, F.Z. [King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Center for Applied Physical Sciences, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia); Rehman, Khateeb-ur; Nagadi, M.M.; Kidwai, S. [King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Department of Physics, Dhahran (Saudi Arabia)

    2002-08-01

    Triton production cross section has been measured in interaction of 200-350 keV deuteron with {sup 13}C nuclei. In this study excitation functions of {sup 13}C(d, t){sup 12}C reaction have been measured at eight angles in 10 keV energy steps over 200-350 keV deuteron energy range while angular distributions of {sup 13}C(d, t){sup 12}C reaction were measured at 200, 250, 270, 290, 310, 330 and 350 keV deuteron energies. The angular distributions of {sup 13}C(d, t){sup 12}C reaction are forward-peaked and are in disagreement with shape of previously reported data of {sup 13}C(d, t){sup 12}C reaction at 410 keV deuteron energy. On the contrary the shape of angular distribution measured in this study has a better agreement with the shape of angular distribution of {sup 13}C(d, t){sup 12}C reaction at 410 keV deuteron calculated using zero-range Distorted Wave Born Approximation (DWBA) model. (author)

  12. Measurement of mass attenuation coefficients for four mixtures using X-rays from 13 keV up to 40 keV

    Angelone, M.; Esposito, A.; Chiti, M.; Gentile, A.

    2001-06-01

    The total absorption coefficients for some selected organic compounds relevant to health physics, Triaflol BN (C 3H 4O 2) n, Triaflol TN (C 12H 18O 7) n, Kapton (C 44H 20O 10) n, and Melinex (C 10H 8N 4O 4) n were measured in the X-ray energy range from 13 keV up to about 40 keV using a collimator, high purity germanium detector with thin Be window and variable energy X-ray source. The measured values are compared with the theoretical ones obtained using the XCOM code. The agreement is generally good within a few percent.

  13. Measurement of mass attenuation coefficients for four mixtures using X-rays from 13 keV up to 40 keV

    The total absorption coefficients for some selected organic compounds relevant to health physics, Triaflol BN (C3H4O2)n, Triaflol TN (C12H18O7)n, Kapton (C44H20O10)n, and Melinex (C10H8N4O4)n were measured in the X-ray energy range from 13 keV up to about 40 keV using a collimator, high purity germanium detector with thin Be window and variable energy X-ray source. The measured values are compared with the theoretical ones obtained using the XCOM code. The agreement is generally good within a few percent. (author)

  14. Measurement of the mass attenuation coefficient from 81 keV to 1333 keV for elemental materials Al, Cu and Pb

    Gjorgieva, Slavica; Barandovski, Lambe

    2016-03-01

    The mass attenuation coefficients (μ/ρ) for 3 high purity elemental materials Al, Cu and Pb were measured in the γ-ray energy range from 81 keV up to 1333 keV using 22Na, 60Co 133Ba and 133Cs as sources of gamma radiation. Well shielded detector (NaI (Tl) semiconductor detector) was used to measure the intensity of the transmitted beam. The measurements were made under condition of good geometry, assuring that any photon absorbed or deflected appreciably does not reach the detector. The measured values are compared with the theoretical ones obtained by Seltzer (1993).

  15. Checking Potassium origin of new emission line at 3.5 keV with K XIX line complex at 3.7 keV

    Iakubovskyi, Dmytro

    2015-01-01

    Whether the new line at ~3.5 keV, recently detected in different samples of galaxy clusters, Andromeda galaxy and central part of our Galaxy, is due to Potassium emission lines, is now unclear. By using the latest astrophysical atomic emission line database AtomDB v. 3.0.2, we show that the most prospective method to directly check its Potassium origin will be the study of K XIX emission line complex at ~3.7 keV with future X-ray imaging spectrometers such as Soft X-ray spectometer on-board Astro-H mission or microcalorimeter on-board Micro-X sounding rocket experiment. To further reduce the remaining (factor ~3-5) uncertainty of the 3.7/3.5 keV ratio one should perform more precise modeling including removal of significant spatial inhomogeneities, detailed treatment of background components, and further extension of the modeled energy range.

  16. Re-measurement of the neutron-induced gamma-ray production cross sections for iron in the energy range 850 keV less than or equal to E/sub n/ less than or equal to 20. 0 MeV. [Tables

    Chapman, G.T.; Morgan, G.L.; Perey, F.G.

    1976-07-01

    Values of the gamma-ray production cross sections for neutron interactions with iron as reported by previous investigators have differed by as much as a factor of 1.5 or more at neutron energies greater than about 5 MeV. Because of this discrepancy, the measurements were repeated at ORNL using the ORELA as a pulsed source of neutrons with energies between 850 keV and 20 MeV. The data were obtained using a NaI(Tl) gamma-ray spectrometer oriented at an angle of 125/sup 0/ to the incident neutron beam. The sample was positioned in the beam at a distance of 47.35 meters from the neutron source. The resulting data, presented as differential cross sections (d/sup 2/sigma/d..cap omega..dE) for gamma rays between 0.7 and 10.5 MeV, show good agreement with some previously published data, but are significantly different from previous ORNL measurements for neutron energies greater than 5 MeV.

  17. Testing keV sterile neutrino dark matter in future direct detection experiments

    Campos, Miguel D.; Rodejohann, Werner [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik, Heidelberg (Germany)

    2015-07-01

    In this work we analyse the possibility of measuring sterile neutrino dark matter in direct detection experiments, such as XENON100 and its future stages. In particular we focus on the keV range, studying the interaction of these particles with electrons in bound states.

  18. Testing keV sterile neutrino dark matter in future direct detection experiments

    In this work we analyse the possibility of measuring sterile neutrino dark matter in direct detection experiments, such as XENON100 and its future stages. In particular we focus on the keV range, studying the interaction of these particles with electrons in bound states.

  19. Spatial distribution of upstream magnetospheric ≥50 keV ions

    G. Kaliabetsos

    Full Text Available We present for the first time a statistical study of geq50 keV ion events of a magnetospheric origin upstream from Earth's bow shock. The statistical analysis of the 50-220 keV ion events observed by the IMP-8 spacecraft shows: (1 a dawn-dusk asymmetry in ion distributions, with most events and lower intensities upstream from the quasi-parallel pre-dawn side (4 LT-6 LT of the bow shock, (2 highest ion fluxes upstream from the nose/dusk side of the bow shock under an almost radial interplanetary magnetic field (IMF configuration, and (3 a positive correlation of the ion intensities with the solar wind speed and the index of geomagnetic index Kp, with an average solar wind speed as high as 620 km s-1 and values of the index Kp > 2. The statistical results are consistent with (1 preferential leakage of ~50 keV magnetospheric ions from the dusk magnetopause, (2 nearly scatter free motion of ~50 keV ions within the magnetosheath, and (3 final escape of magnetospheric ions from the quasi-parallel dawn side of the bow shock. An additional statistical analysis of higher energy (290-500 keV upstream ion events also shows a dawn-dusk asymmetry in the occurrence frequency of these events, with the occurrence frequency ranging between ~16%-~34% in the upstream region.Key words. Interplanetary physics (energetic particles; planetary bow shocks

  20. Evaluation of the 232Th neutron capture cross section above 3 keV

    This memo describes an evaluation of the 232Th neutron capture cross section in the neutron energy range from 3 keV to 20 MeV. Most existing differential measurements are reviewed, and some data are renormalized to current values of the standards. Several experimentally determined sets of average resonance parameters are also discussed. From 3 to 50 keV the evaluated cross section is described by a set of average statistical resonance parameters. Above 50 keV the evaluated capture cross section is a smooth curve which follows the trend of the most recent measurements. The evaluated capture cross section is compared with many measurements and uncertainty estimates are given

  1. The 65 keV resonance in the {sup 17}O(p,alpha){sup 14}N thermonuclear reaction

    Sergi, M.L. [Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Universita di Catania, Catania (Italy); Centro Siciliano di Fisica Nucleare e Struttura della Materia, Catania (Italy); Spitaleri, C. [Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Universita di Catania, Catania (Italy); Coc, A. [CSNSM, UMR 8609, CNRS/IN2P3and Universite Paris Sud 11, Batiment 104, 91405 Orsay Campus (France); Mukhamedzhanov, A. [Cyclotron Institute, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843 (United States); Burjan, S.V. [Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR Rez near Prague (Czech Republic); Gulino, M. [Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Universita di Catania, Catania (Italy); Hammache, F. [IPN, IN2P3-CNRS et Universite de Paris-Sud 11, 91406 Orsay Cedex (France); Hons, Z. [Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR Rez near Prague (Czech Republic); Irgaziev, B. [GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Topi District Swabi NWFP (Pakistan); Kiss, G.G. [Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Universita di Catania, Catania (Italy); Kroha, V. [Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR Rez near Prague (Czech Republic); La Cognata, M. [Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Universita di Catania, Catania (Italy); Centro Siciliano di Fisica Nucleare e Struttura della Materia, Catania (Italy); Lamia, L.; Pizzone, R.G. [Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Universita di Catania, Catania (Italy); Sereville, N. de [IPN, IN2P3-CNRS et Universite de Paris-Sud 11, 91406 Orsay Cedex (France); Somorjai, E. [ATOMKI, Debrecen (Hungary)

    2010-03-01

    The indirect measurement of {sup 17}O(p,alpha){sup 14}N cross section was performed by means of the Trojan Horse Method. This approach allowed to investigate the ultra-low energy range (E{sub c.m.}=0-300 keV) relevant for several astrophysics environments, where two resonant levels of {sup 18}F at E{sub c.m.}{sup R}=65 keV and E{sub c.m.}{sup R}=183 keV play a significant role in the reaction rate determination.

  2. Parity of the band head at 3710 keV in 99Rh using clover detector as Compton polarimeter

    R Palit; H C Jain; P K Joshi; S Nagaraj; B V T Rao; S N Chintalapudi; S S Ghugre

    2000-03-01

    Clover detector has been used as a Compton polarimeter to measure the linear polarization of -rays produced in heavy ion fusion reaction. The polarization sensitivity of the clover detector has been measured over -ray energies ranging from 386 to 1368 keV. The E1 multipolarity of the 1117 keV transition in 99Rh has been established using this polarimeter. This has resulted in the assignment of negative parity to the band head at 3710 keV in 99Rh.

  3. Heliospheric Neutral Atom Spectra Between 0.01 and 6 keV fom IBEX

    Fuselier, S. A.; Allegrini, F.; Bzowski, M.; Funsten, H. O.; Ghielmetti, A. G.; Gloeckler, G.; Heirtzler, D.; Janzen, P.; Kubiak, M.; Kucharek, H.; McComas, D. J.; Moebius, E.; Moore, T. E.; Petrinec, S. M.; Quinn, M.; Reisenfeld, D.; Saul, L. A.; Scheer, J. A.; Schwardron, N.; Trattner, K. J.; Vanderspek, R.; Wurz, P.

    2012-01-01

    Since 2008 December, the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has been making detailed observations of neutrals from the boundaries of the heliosphere using two neutral atom cameras with overlapping energy ranges. The unexpected, yet defining feature discovered by IBEX is a Ribbon that extends over the energy range from about 0.2 to 6 keV. This Ribbon is superposed on a more uniform, globally distributed heliospheric neutral population. With some important exceptions, the focus of early IBEX studies has been on neutral atoms with energies greater than approx. 0.5 keV. With nearly three years of science observations, enough low-energy neutral atom measurements have been accumulated to extend IBEX observations to energies less than approx. 0.5 keV. Using the energy overlap of the sensors to identify and remove backgrounds, energy spectra over the entire IBEX energy range are produced. However, contributions by interstellar neutrals to the energy spectrum below 0.2 keV may not be completely removed. Compared with spectra at higher energies, neutral atom spectra at lower energies do not vary much from location to location in the sky, including in the direction of the IBEX Ribbon. Neutral fluxes are used to show that low energy ions contribute approximately the same thermal pressure as higher energy ions in the heliosheath. However, contributions to the dynamic pressure are very high unless there is, for example, turbulence in the heliosheath with fluctuations of the order of 50-100 km/s.

  4. Measurement of total absorption coefficient for four mixtures using X-rays from 13 keV up to 50 keV

    Many theoretical treatments of X-ray dosimetry require an accurate knowledge of the probabilities of various interactions with matter. For this purpose the available data of mass attenuation coefficients are normally used. However new measurements of total absorption coefficients are welcomed in order to upgrade the theoretical versus experimental data comparison. In this work the results of the measurements of the mass attenuation coefficients for some mixtures often used in X-ray dosimetry are reported. The total absorption coefficient for for some selected organic compounds relevant to health physics (Triaflol BN, Triaflol TN, Kapton, Melinex) were measured in the X-ray energy range from 13 keV up to 50 keV using a collimator, high purity Germanium detector with thin Be window and variable energy X-ray source. The measured values are compared with the theoretical ones obtained using the XCOM code. The agreement is generally good within a few percent. (author)

  5. Steady State Sputtering Yields and Surface Compositions of Depleted Uranium and Uranium Carbide bombarded by 30 keV Gallium or 16 keV Cesium Ions

    Depleted uranium that included carbide inclusions was sputtered with 30keV gallium ions or 16kev cesium ions to depths much greater than the ions’ range, i.e. using steady state sputtering. The recession of both the uranium’s and uranium carbide’s surfaces and the ion corresponding fluences were used to determine the steady state target sputtering yields of both uranium and uranium carbide, i.e. 6.3 atoms of uranium and 2.4 units of uranium carbide eroded per gallium ion, and 9.9 uranium atoms and 3.65 units of uranium carbide eroded by cesium ions. The steady state surface composition resulting from the simultaneous gallium or cesium implantation and sputter-erosion of uranium and uranium carbide were calculated to be U86Ga14, (UC)70Ga30 and U81Cs9, (UC)79Cs21, respectively.

  6. Steady State Sputtering Yields and Surface Compositions of Depleted Uranium and Uranium Carbide bombarded by 30 keV Gallium or 16 keV Cesium Ions.

    Siekhaus, W. J. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Teslich, N. E. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Weber, P. K. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)

    2014-10-23

    Depleted uranium that included carbide inclusions was sputtered with 30-keV gallium ions or 16-kev cesium ions to depths much greater than the ions’ range, i.e. using steady-state sputtering. The recession of both the uranium’s and uranium carbide’s surfaces and the ion corresponding fluences were used to determine the steady-state target sputtering yields of both uranium and uranium carbide, i.e. 6.3 atoms of uranium and 2.4 units of uranium carbide eroded per gallium ion, and 9.9 uranium atoms and 3.65 units of uranium carbide eroded by cesium ions. The steady state surface composition resulting from the simultaneous gallium or cesium implantation and sputter-erosion of uranium and uranium carbide were calculated to be U₈₆Ga₁₄, (UC)₇₀Ga₃₀ and U₈₁Cs₉, (UC)₇₉Cs₂₁, respectively.

  7. Dosimetry at a 400 keV accelerator

    Miller, A.

    1992-01-01

    Absolute calorimetric dosimetry and relative dose mapping methods are described for a 400 keV electron accelerator used for polymer curing and crosslinking experiments. These methods of dosimetry are also useful at accelerators used in gas cleaning processes.......Absolute calorimetric dosimetry and relative dose mapping methods are described for a 400 keV electron accelerator used for polymer curing and crosslinking experiments. These methods of dosimetry are also useful at accelerators used in gas cleaning processes....

  8. Compton polarimeter for 10–30 keV x rays

    Weber, S.; Beilmann, C.; Shah, C.; Tashenov, S. [Physics Institute, Heidelberg University, 69120 Heidelberg (Germany)

    2015-09-15

    We present a simple and versatile polarimeter for x rays in the energy range of 10–30 keV. It uses Compton scattering in low-Z materials such as beryllium or boron carbide. The azimuthal distribution of the scattered x rays is sampled by an array of 12 silicon PIN diodes operated at room temperature. We evaluated the polarimetry performance using Monte-Carlo simulations and show experimental results.

  9. Search for admixture of heavy neutrinos with masses between 5 and 55 keV

    Markey, J.; Boehm, F.

    1985-01-01

    Using a magnetic spectrometer at a momentum resolution of 0.3%, we have studied the beta spectrum from 35S. We do not see evidence for the admixture of a heavy neutrino to the usual light (m~0) ν̃e accompanying beta decay, in the mass range between 5 and 50 keV, with a limit for the mixing strength of |U|2

  10. The double ionisation of hydrogen by 5-30 keV protons

    The energy and angular distribution of pairs of fragment protons produced in H+-H2 collisions has been investigated in the energy range 5-30 keV. It is shown that the energy distribution is a simple transformation of the ground-state wavefunction of H2 and an experimental determination of the ground-state probability density distribution is presented. Total and differential double ionisation cross sections are found to be in accord with earlier measurements. (author)

  11. Compton polarimeter for 10-30 keV x rays

    Weber, S.; Beilmann, C.; Shah, C.; Tashenov, S.

    2015-09-01

    We present a simple and versatile polarimeter for x rays in the energy range of 10-30 keV. It uses Compton scattering in low-Z materials such as beryllium or boron carbide. The azimuthal distribution of the scattered x rays is sampled by an array of 12 silicon PIN diodes operated at room temperature. We evaluated the polarimetry performance using Monte-Carlo simulations and show experimental results.

  12. The Dynamic Range of LZ

    Yin, Jun

    2015-01-01

    The electronics of the LZ experiment, the 7-tonne dark matter detector to be installed at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), is designed to permit studies of physics where the energies deposited range from 1 keV of nuclear-recoil energy up to 3,000 keV of electron-recoil energy. The system is designed to provide a 70% efficiency for events that produce three photoelectrons in the photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). This corresponds approximately to the lowest energy threshold achieva...

  13. Decays D → Kev, D → K*ev, D → πev in QCD sum rules method

    The form factors of the semileptonic decays D → Kev, D → K*ev, D → πev are calculated by means of the QCD sum rules method for the three-point correlators. The decay widths are obtained. Our results agree with the experimental data within the theoretical and the experimental uncertainties involved. The restriction on the Kobayashi-Maskava matrix elements Vcs, Vcd are found. (author). 22 refs, 1 fig

  14. Multilayer supermirrors: broadband reflection coatings for the 15- to 100-keV range

    Joensen, K. D.; Gorenstein, P.; Christensen, Finn Erland;

    1994-01-01

    Supermirrors are multilayer structures where the thickness of the layers down through the structure changes so that wide-band reflection occurs. The principles were developed in the mid-70's and have been used extensively for neutron optics. Absorption in the upper layers limits the attainable...... characterized. The measured X-ray reflectivities are well accounted for by the standard dynamical theories of multilayer reflection. Hard X-ray applications that could benefit from X-ray supermirror coatings include focusing and imaging instrumentation for astrophysics, and collimating and focusing device for...

  15. The dynamic range of LZ

    The electronics of the LZ experiment, the 7-tonne dark matter detector to be installed at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), is designed to permit studies of physics where the energies deposited range from 1 keV of nuclear-recoil energy up to 3,000 keV of electron-recoil energy. The system is designed to provide a 70% efficiency for events that produce three photoelectrons in the photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). This corresponds approximately to the lowest energy threshold achievable in multi-tonne time-projection chambers, and drives the noise specifications for the front end. The upper limit of the LZ dynamic range is defined to accommodate the electroluminescence (S2) signals. The low-energy channels of the LZ amplifiers provide the dynamic range required for the tritium and krypton calibrations. The high-energy channels provide the dynamic range required to measure the activated Xe lines

  16. The dynamic range of LZ

    Yin, J.

    2016-02-01

    The electronics of the LZ experiment, the 7-tonne dark matter detector to be installed at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), is designed to permit studies of physics where the energies deposited range from 1 keV of nuclear-recoil energy up to 3,000 keV of electron-recoil energy. The system is designed to provide a 70% efficiency for events that produce three photoelectrons in the photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). This corresponds approximately to the lowest energy threshold achievable in multi-tonne time-projection chambers, and drives the noise specifications for the front end. The upper limit of the LZ dynamic range is defined to accommodate the electroluminescence (S2) signals. The low-energy channels of the LZ amplifiers provide the dynamic range required for the tritium and krypton calibrations. The high-energy channels provide the dynamic range required to measure the activated Xe lines.

  17. Studies on keV and eV electrons in solids

    The interaction between keV or eV electrons and solids was studied. The results presented mostly concern problems in connection with electron irradiation of solids, but to some extent they also include ion-induced secondary electron emission. The experiments were mainly performed on solidified gases using 1 - 3 keV electrons. The projected range of electrons was determined in solid hydrogen, deuterium and nitrogen. The true secondary electron emission coefficient and the electron reflection coefficient of solid hydrogen, deuterium and nitrogen were measured. The escape depth of the true secondary electrons in nitrogen was determined. The angular dependence of both the reflection coefficient and the true secondary electron emission coefficient of solid hydrogen and deuterium was investigated. Both ion- and electron-induced secondary electron emission were treated theoretically on the basis of ionization cascade theory. (Auth.)

  18. Majority-logic NE-110 detector for keV neutrons

    An NE-110 proton-recoil scintillation counter whose efficiency is reproducible and stable has been developed for neutrons in the energy range from 5 keV to 1 MeV. Majority-of-logic at below the single photoelectron level is used between two or more phototubes viewing the same scintillator. Pulse height distributions as a function of neutron energy have been measured between 5 and 350 keV with two different detector configurations: a thin square slab of NE-110 and a cylinder of NE-110. The absolute efficiency of the slab detector has also been determined. The measured results are in good agreement with results from Monte Carlo calculations

  19. Reply to Two Comments on "Dark matter searches going bananas the contribution of Potassium (and Chlorine) to the 3.5 keV line"

    Jeltema, Tesla

    2014-01-01

    We respond to two comments on our recent paper, Jeltema & Profumo (2014). The first comment by Boyarsky et al. confirms the absence of a line from M31 in the 3-4 keV energy range, but criticizes the energy range for spectral fitting on the basis that (i) the background model adopted between 3-4 keV is invalid outside that range and that (ii) extending the energy range multiple features appear, including a 3.5 keV line. Point (i) is manifestly irrelevant (the 3-4 keV background model was not meant to extend outside that range), while closer inspection of point (ii) shows that the detected features are inconsistent and likely unphysical. We demonstrate that the existence of an excess near 3.5 keV in the M31 data requires fitting a broad enough energy range such that the background modeling near 3.5 keV is poor to a level that multiple spurious residual features become significant. Bulbul et al. criticize our use of WebGuide instead of the full AtomDB package. While a technically correct remark, this is only...

  20. Surface exfoliation and defect structures in Si induced by 160 keV He and 110 keV H ion implantation

    Cz n-type Si(100) wafers were implanted at room temperature with 160 keV He ions at a fluence of 5 x 1016/cm2 and 110 keV H ions at a fluence of 1 x 1016/cm2, singly or in combination. Surface phenomena and defect microstructures have been studied by various techniques, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM) and cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy (XTEM). Surface exfoliation and flaking phenomena were only observed on silicon by successive implantation of He and H ions after subsequent annealing at temperatures above 400 deg. C. The surface phenomena show strong dependence on the thermal budget. At annealing temperatures ranging from 500 to 700 deg. C, craters with size of about 10 μm were produced throughout the silicon surface. As increasing temperature to 800 deg. C, most of the implanted layer was sheared, leaving structures like islands on the surface. AFM observations have demonstrated that the implanted layer is mainly transfered at the depth around 960 nm, which is quite consistent with the range of the ions. XTEM observations have revealed that the additional low fluence H ion implantation could significantly influence thermal growth of He-cavities, which gives rise to a monolayer of cavities surrounded by a large amount of dislocations and strain. The surface exfoliation effects have been tentatively interpreted in combination of AFM and XTEM results

  1. New Observations of Soft X-ray (0.5-5 keV) Solar Spectra

    Caspi, A.; Woods, T. N.; Mason, J. P.; Jones, A. R.; Warren, H. P.

    2013-12-01

    The solar corona is the brightest source of X-rays in the solar system, and the X-ray emission is highly variable on many time scales. However, the actual solar soft X-ray (SXR) (0.5-5 keV) spectrum is not well known, particularly during solar quiet periods, as, with few exceptions, this energy range has not been systematically studied in many years. Previous observations include high-resolution but very narrow-band spectra from crystal spectrometers (e.g., Yohkoh/BCS), or integrated broadband irradiances from photometers (e.g., GOES/XRS, TIMED/XPS, etc.) that lack detailed spectral information. In recent years, broadband measurements with moderate energy resolution (~0.5-0.7 keV FWHM) were made by SphinX on CORONAS-Photon and SAX on MESSENGER, although they did not extend to energies below ~1 keV. We present observations of solar SXR emission obtained using new instrumentation flown on recent SDO/EVE calibration rocket underflights. The photon-counting spectrometer, a commercial Amptek X123 with a silicon drift detector and an 8 μm Be window, measures the solar disk-integrated SXR emission from ~0.5 to >10 keV with ~0.15 keV FWHM resolution and 1 s cadence. A novel imager, a pinhole X-ray camera using a cooled frame-transfer CCD (15 μm pixel pitch), Ti/Al/C filter, and 5000 line/mm Au transmission grating, images the full Sun in multiple spectral orders from ~0.1 to ~5 nm with ~10 arcsec/pixel and ~0.01 nm/pixel spatial and spectral detector scales, respectively, and 10 s cadence. These instruments are prototypes for future CubeSat missions currently being developed. We present new results of solar observations on 04 October 2013 (NASA sounding rocket 36.290). We compare with previous results from 23 June 2012 (NASA sounding rocket 36.286), during which solar activity was low and no signal was observed above ~4 keV. We compare our spectral and imaging measurements with spectra and broadband irradiances from other instruments, including SDO/EVE, GOES/XRS, TIMED

  2. Electron impact total cross sections for hydrogen molecule from 0.01 eV to 2 keV

    In the present work, we calculate electron impact total cross section for H2 molecule over wide range of incident energies starting from 0.01 eV to 2 keV. The present results are examined as function of incident energies and compared with available results.

  3. Cross section for induced L X-ray emission by protons of energy <400 keV

    Mohan, Harsh, E-mail: mohan_harsh@yahoo.com [Physics Department, M.L.N. College, Yamuna Nagar 135 001, Haryana (India); Jain, Arvind Kumar [Physics Department, M.L.N. College, Yamuna Nagar 135 001, Haryana (India); Kaur, Mandeep [Physics Department, M.L.N. College, Yamuna Nagar 135 001, Haryana (India); Physics Department, Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002, Punjab (India); Singh, Parjit S. [Physics Department, Punjabi University, Patiala 147 002, Punjab (India); Sharma, Sunita [Chemistry Department, M.L.N. College, Yamuna Nagar 135 001, Haryana (India)

    2014-08-01

    In performing ion beam analysis, cross section for induced L X-ray emission plays a crucial role. There are different approaches by which these can be found experimentally or can be calculated theoretically based on various models. L X-ray production cross sections for Bi with protons in the energy range 260–400 keV at the interval of 20 keV are measured. These are compared with calculations obtained on the basis of current prevailing theories ECPSSR and ECPSSR-UA. Their importance in understanding this phenomenon and existing arguments in this regard will be highlighted.

  4. KevJumba and the Adolescence of YouTube

    Saul, Roger

    2010-01-01

    This article considers the significance of YouTube as a pedagogical space from which young people can play participatory roles as theorists in their own constructions as popular cultural subjects. Drawing upon the public profile of "KevJumba," a teenager who makes videos of himself on YouTube, the article suggests that representational practices…

  5. Sputtering of solid nitrogen by keV helium ions

    Ellegaard, O.; Schou, Jørgen; Sørensen, H.; Pedrys, R.; Warczak, B.

    Solid nitrogen has become a standard material among the frozen molecular gases for electronic sputtering. We have combined measurements of sputtering yields and energy spectra from nitrogen bombarded by 4-10 keV helium ions. The data show that the erosion is electronic rather than knockon...

  6. Calculation for Improvement of 350 keV Electron Accelerator

    2011-01-01

    The main problem of the 350 keV electric accelerator is that the accelerator can not output 20 mA for a long time otherwise the vacuum become bad. The reason is that part of the beam bomb on the scanning box and increase the temperature immediately,

  7. Sputtering of solid nitrogen by keV helium ions

    Ellegaard, O.; Schou, Jørgen; Sørensen, H.;

    1993-01-01

    Solid nitrogen has become a standard material among the frozen molecular gases for electronic sputtering. We have combined measurements of sputtering yields and energy spectra from nitrogen bombarded by 4-10 keV helium ions. The data show that the erosion is electronic rather than knockon...

  8. Effective field theory and keV lines from dark matter

    We survey operators that can lead to a keV photon line from dark matter decay or annihilation. We are motivated in part by recent claims of an unexplained 3.5 keV line in galaxy clusters and in Andromeda, but our results could apply to any hypothetical line observed in this energy range. We find that given the amount of flux that is observable, explanations in terms of decay are more plausible than annihilation, at least if the annihilation is directly to Standard Model states rather than intermediate particles. The decay case can be explained by a scalar or pseudoscalar field coupling to photons suppressed by a scale not far below the reduced Planck mass, which can be taken as a tantalizing hint of high-scale physics. The scalar case is particularly interesting from the effective field theory viewpoint, and we discuss it at some length. Because of a quartically divergent mass correction, naturalness strongly suggests the theory should be cut off at or below the 1000 TeV scale. The most plausible such natural UV completion would involve supersymmetry. These bottom-up arguments reproduce expectations from top-down considerations of the physics of moduli. A keV line could also arise from the decay of a sterile neutrino, in which case a renormalizable UV completion exists and no direct inference about high-scale physics is possible

  9. The ASDEX 100 keV neutral lithium beam diagnostic gun

    The neutral lithium beam gun intended for measurement of the poloidal magnetic field and of the density gradient in the scrape-off layer of ASDEX is described, and test results over a beam energy range of 27-100 keV are presented. In the gun, lithium ions are extracted from a solid emitter (#betta#-Eurcryptite) in a Pierce-type configuration, accelerated and focused in a two-tube immersion lens, and neutralized in a charge-exchange cell using sodium. The beam can be pulsed from less than one to several seconds, depending on experimental needs. At a distance of 165 cm from the gun the neutral beam equivalent current is typically greater than 1 mA (0.16 mA) for a beam energy of 100 keV (27 keV), the beam FWHM being about 8-9 mm. It is found that to produce a particular beam with a certain ratio must be maintained between the extraction and total beam voltages, this relationship depending in turn on the emitter-extractor separation. The principal features which distinguish the ASDEX gun from that employed on W7a are the greater compactness - all the active elements, i.e. emitter, extractor, lens, deflection plates and neutralizer, are contained with 57 cm - and the vacuum vessel, which simultaneously serves as the magnetic shielding. (orig.)

  10. The Hard X-ray 20-40 keV AGN Luminosity Function

    Beckmann, V; Shrader, C R; Gehrels, N; Produit, N

    2006-01-01

    We have compiled a complete extragalactic sample based on 25,000 deg^2 to a limiting flux of 3E-11 ergs/cm**2/sec (7,000 deg^2 to a flux limit of 1E-11 ergs/cm**2/sec) in the 20 - 40 keV band with INTEGRAL. We have constructed a detailed exposure map to compensate for effects of non-uniform exposure. The flux-number relation is best described by a power-law with a slope of alpha = 1.66+-0.11. The integration of the cumulative flux per unit area leads to f = 2.6E-10 ergs/cm**2/sec/sr, which is about 1% of the known 20 - 40 keV X-ray background. We present the first luminosity function of AGNs in the 20-40 keV energy range, based on 38 extragalactic objects detected by the imager IBIS/ISGRI on-board INTEGRAL. The luminosity function shows a smoothly connected two power-law form, with an index of gamma_1 = 0.8 below, and gamma_2 = 2.1 above the turn-over luminosity of L* = 2.4E43 ergs/sec. The emissivity of all INTEGRAL AGNs per unit volume is W(> 1E41 ergs/sec) = 2.8E38 ergs/sec/Mpc**3. These results are consis...

  11. The Width of the 511 KeV Line from the Bulge of the Galaxy

    Zhitnitsky, A

    2006-01-01

    This is a comment on a recent criticism by Cumberbatch, Silk and Starkman (CSS), astro-ph/0606429. CSS criticize our proposal suggesting that the 511 keV \\gamma rays from the galactic bulge can be naturally explained by the supermassive Compact Composite Objects (CCO) of dark matter. In this comment I present the detail estimations supporting the original claim that the width of the 511 KeV line produced by such a mechanism is very narrow and in a few KeV range for incoming non relativistic electron with typical velocity v_e\\sim 10^{-3}c. The dominant mechanism of the annihilation in this case is the positronium formation e^+e^-\\to ~ ^1S_0 \\to 2\\gamma rather than a direct e^+e^-\\to 2\\gamma annihilation. This is in contrast with analysis of astro-ph/0606429 where a broad MeV distribution is expected as a result of annihilation within CCO framework. I also discuss some general features of the $\\gamma$ rays spectrum (in few MeV region) resulting from the CCO based mechanism.

  12. The Galactic 511 keV line: analysis and interpretation of Integral observations

    Ever since the discovery of the 511 keV annihilation line emission from the galactic center region in the late seventies, the origin of galactic positrons has been the topic of a vivid scientific debate. It is also one of the prime scientific objectives of the imaging spectrometer SPI on board ESA's INTEGRAL observatory. In this thesis first a description of the most important SPI sub-system is given - the detector plane. Procedures for detector energy calibration and detector degradation analysis are developed. The determination of instrumental background models, a crucial aspect of data analysis, is elaborated. These background models are then applied to deriving sky maps and spectra of unprecedented quality of the Galactic positron annihilation radiation. The emission is centered on the galactic center with a spatial resolution of 8 degrees (FWHM), a second spatial component appears clearly: the galactic disc. The ray energy has been measured with unprecedented accuracy: 511.0 ± 0.03 keV for a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 2.07 ± 0.1 keV. The total galactic flux ranges from 1.09 to 2.43 10-3 ph.cm-2.s-1 including uncertainties on spatial distribution. Finally, the implications of these observations for the production of positrons by various Galactic populations are discussed

  13. Comparison of measured and calculated 238U capture self-indication ratios from 4 to 10 keV

    From 4 keV to 149 keV the 238U cross sections are represented in ENDF/B-V by unresolved-resonance parameters (URP). The purpose of this representation is to enable the calculation of resonance self-protection as a function of temperature and dilution. Since the URPs are not defined unambiguously by the cross-section data, it is important that the unresolved representation be tested with appropriate experiments, such as capture self-indication ratio (SIR) measurements. In this paper we compare 238U capture SIR measurements in the 4- to 10-keV energy range with calculations done with ENDF/B-V and with recently published resolved resonance parameters

  14. Energy dependence of the air kerma response of a liquid ionization chamber at photon energies between 8 keV and 1250 keV

    Full text: In its recent reports on cardiovascular brachytherapy the DGMP recommends the source strength of brachytherapy sources being characterized in terms of absorbed dose to water at a distance of 2 mm from the central axis of the source. As a consequence, the response of a detector suitable for characterizing such sources with respect to absorbed dose to water should depend only to a small extent on radiation energy. Additionally, the detection volume of the detector has to be sufficiently small for the necessary spatial resolution to be obtained. The liquid ionization chamber as described in seems to be a promising means for this type of measurements. The two components of the ionization liquid (TMS and isooctane) can be mixed in a ratio which ensures that the mass-energy absorption coefficient of the resulting mixture deviates from that of water by less than ±15 % down to photon energies of 10 keV. Due to the high density of the ionization medium, the spacing between the two electrodes of the ionization chamber can be made as small as a few tenths of a millimeter and still the resulting ionization current is sufficiently large. The ionization chamber used in the present investigation is a plane parallel chamber 5 mm in diameter and of 0.3 mm electrode spacing. The ionization medium is a mixture of 40 % TMS and 60 % isooctane. The irradiations were carried out with the ISO wide spectra series with tube voltages between 10 kV and 300 kV and with 137Cs and 60Co γ-radiation. As a first step, the response of the liquid ionization chamber was investigated with respect to air kerma instead of absorbed dose to water. Although the mass-energy absorption coefficient of the liquid deviates from that of air by less than ±10 % over the photon energy range, the measured chamber response varies by a factor of about 3.5. Monte Carlo calculations carried out with EGSnrc show a variation of the chamber response smaller than ±20 %. Measurements of the ion yield of the

  15. Formulae for the secondary electron yield and total stopping power from 0.8 keV to 10 keV for metals

    XIE A G; XIAO S Y; WANG L

    2016-05-01

    Based on the range–energy relationship, the characteristics of secondary electron emission, some relationship between the secondary electron yield $\\delta$ and experimental results, the universal formulae for $\\delta_{0.8−2}$ (the subscript indicates that the energy range of primary energy atthe surface W$_{\\rm po}$ is from 0.8 keV to 2 keV) and $\\delta_{2−10}$ for metals were deduced. The $\\delta_{0.8−10}$ calculated with the universal formulae and the$\\delta_{0.8−10}$ measured experimentally were compared, and the scattering of $\\delta$ for the same metal was analysed. Finally, we concluded that the formulae were universal for $\\delta_{0.8−10}$ for metals. On the basis of some relationship between parameters of $\\delta$, wededuce a formula for expressing total stopping power $S_{0.8−10}$ as a function of $S_{10−30}, \\delta_{0.8−10}, \\delta_{10−30}$, backscattered coefficient $\\heta_{0.8−10}, \\heta_{10−30}$ and W$_{\\rm po}. The calculated $S_{0.8−10}$ were compared with the values measured experimentally and it was concluded that the formula to estimate $S_{0.8−10}$ was universal for metals.

  16. Direct elastic and inelastic processes produced in the case of He+-He for 3 KeV00

    The He+ on He collision has been studied by the energy loss method in the 3 to 50 KeV energy range and 0.25 to 30 angle range. A detailed description of the experimental device, which has been built for this purpose, is made. Direct elastic and inelastic cross sections are then obtained by integration. A single theoretical model is given, which explains the main features of the elastic differential cross section behaviour

  17. Computer based diagnostic and control system for a 120 keV neutral beam test stand

    The computer based system provides data acquisition, analysis, display, archival, and control functions for the 120 KEV test stand IIIa at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. The system supports calorimeter arrays and spectrometer diagnostics, controls all power supplies and provides 7 modes of control ranging from manual control with computer monitor to full auto conditioning with an auto sweep capability for parameter variation studies. This paper describes the software structure, I/O techniques, control algorithms, hardware configuration, and system performance. Conclusions based on system performance provide useful insight for design of neutral beam control systems for use on large plasma devices

  18. Charge transfer in keV proton collision with atomic oxygen: Differential and total cross sections

    Classical Trajectory Monte Carlo method (CTMC) with the modal interaction potential has been used to simulate the differential, total and partial capture cross sections in proton-oxygen atom collisions in the energy range of 0.5 - 200 keV. An interesting feature of the calculated differential cross sections (DCS) curve below the scattering angle 0.1 degree is the presence of oscillations showing asymmetry in angular positions. The oscillations in the partial cross sections are explained in terms of swapping effect. The DCS and total cross sections are found to be in good agreement with the experimental as well as other theoretical results. (authors)

  19. 17-keV neutrino, MSW mechanism, and supernova constraints

    Babu, K. S.; Mohapatra, Rabindra N.; Rothstein, I. Z.

    1992-01-01

    A simple form for the neutrino mass matrix describing νe, νμ, ντ, and a sterile state νs is proposed which accommodates the 17-keV neutrino as a νμ-ντ pseudo Dirac pair and simultaneously resolves the solar-neutrino puzzle via νe-νs Mikheyev-Smirnov-Wolfenstein (MSW) oscillation. This model, which is a specific realization of a scheme proposed recently by Caldwell and Langacker, is automatically free of all supernova constraints. It is shown that the mass matrix follows in a technically natural manner in extensions of the standard model with spontaneously broken global U(1)Le-Lμ×U(1)Lτ symmetry. The 17-keV neutrino decays to νe and a Majoron with a lifetime of order 10-1-10-2 sec thus satisfying all cosmological and astrophysical constraints.

  20. Erosion of solid neon by keV electrons

    Schou, Jørgen; Børgesen, P.; Ellegaard, Ole;

    1986-01-01

    . The erosion yield increases with increasing temperature for substrate temperatures above 7K. Below this temperature sputtering via electronic transitions is the dominant process. The yield shows a clear minimum for film thicknesses about (5-7)×1016 Ne atoms/cm2 for 2-keV electrons. The sputtering...... yield for thick films has a maximum at 1.2-1.5 keV. The results are explained by the diffusion of excitations to the surface with subsequent decay. From this model and the experimental results one derives a characteristic diffusion length of about 1×1017 Ne atoms/cm2. The eventual particle ejection is...... driven by decay of surface-trapped excitons or by dissociative recombination. The magnitude of the yield indicates that deexciting neon particles at the surface induce further sputtering. Direct sputtering from electron-nucleus collisions does not contribute significantly to the yield...

  1. 17 keV neutrino and majoron models

    In this paper a model for the 17 keV Dirac neutrino is considered in the framework of the SU(2) x U(1) theory. No right-handed neutrinos are introduced. The Dirac mass for the neutrino arises from the Le + Lτ - Lμ invariant couplings of the left-handed neutrinos to an SU(2) triplet. An SU(2) singlet field is introduced to suppress the Majoron coupling to the Z. This makes the model consistent with the LEP results on the invisible Z width. The singlet vacuum expectation value ω is constrained to be ≤ 0(80 MeV) from cosmological considerations. For, ω ∼ 80 MeV, the 17 keV neutrino is shown to provide the bulk of the dark matter

  2. A 600 keV electron radiation accelerator

    The authors describe a 600 keV two-body multi-functional electron and positive ion radiation accelerator based on a 400 keV Cockroft-Walton, Which was successfully used to accelerate electron and positive ion. Through test on coating solidification of decoration materials, such as colorful surface plaster plate and relief plate, and researches on metal plate, plastic plate, wood and paper coating decorations and radiation workmanship, as well as experiment of brach-linking by radiation for filling materials of petroleum pipings, it is proved that the device is reliable and stable in operation and reaches the pre-set design indexes and satisfies the requirements called for

  3. Proximity functions for electrons up to 10 keV

    Chmelevsky, D. (Institut fuer Medizinische Strahlenkunde der Universitaet Wuerzburg, Germany); Kellerer, A.M.; Terrissol, M.; Patau, J.P.

    1980-11-01

    Proximity functions for electrons up to 10 keV in water are computed from simulated particle tracks. Numerical results are given for the differential functions t(x) and the integral functions T(x). Basic characteristics of these functions and their connections to other microdosimetric quantities are considered. As an example of the applicability of the proximity functions, the quantity y/sub D/ for spheres is derived from t(x).

  4. PET surface modification by 0.2 keV and 2.5 keV argon ions

    PET foils have a high potential as a material for biomedical and electrical industries. PET foils were irradiated by ions for variable irradiation time. The effects of low (2.5, 0.2 keV) energy argon ion flux irradiation on the surfaces of polyethylene terephthalate thin foils (PET) were studied. The source of ions was an ECR Ion Gun with settable acceleration voltages. The modified foils were investigated by in-situ X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) and ex-situ Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). The significant changes in the chemical composition of the surface layer were quantitatively studied by XPS. The scission of the chains in the surface layer of PET foil was induced by ion flux interaction with PET surface. The strong selective sputtering of oxygen atoms in PET film was observed. The atomic ratio O/C was decreased by 0.2keV and 2.5keV argon ion flux from 0.40 to 0.25 and 0.04 respectively. The oxygen atoms in ester bonds are detached first. This phenomenon is responsible for the creation of carbon-rich surface layer. The FTIR analyses identified changes in chemical composition but with no obvious correlation to surface changes. PET volume changes in the spectra were probably results of photons from the ion source influence on PET foils.

  5. Extreme energetic electron fluxes in low Earth orbit: Analysis of POES E > 30, E > 100, and E > 300 keV electrons

    Meredith, Nigel P.; Horne, Richard B.; Isles, John D.; Green, Janet C.

    2016-02-01

    Energetic electrons are an important space weather hazard. Electrons with energies less than about 100 keV cause surface charging, while higher-energy electrons can penetrate materials and cause internal charging. In this study we conduct an extreme value analysis of the maximum 3-hourly flux of E > 30 keV, E > 100 keV, and E > 300 keV electrons in low Earth orbit as a function of L∗, for geomagnetic field lines that map to the outer radiation belt, using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) from July 1998 to June 2014. The 1 in 10 year flux of E > 30 keV electrons shows a general increasing trend with distance ranging from 1.8 × 107 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 at L∗=3.0 to 6.6 × 107 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 at L∗=8.0. The 1 in 10 year flux of E > 100 keV electrons peaks at L∗=4.5-5.0 at 1.9 × 107 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 decreasing to minima of 7.1 × 106 and 8.7 × 106 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 at L∗=3.0 and 8.0, respectively. In contrast to the E > 30 keV electrons, the 1 in 10 year flux of E > 300 keV electrons shows a general decreasing trend with distance, ranging from 2.4 × 106 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 at L∗=3.0 to 1.2 × 105 cm-2 s-1 sr-1 at L∗=8.0. Our analysis suggests that there is a limit to the E > 30 keV electrons with an upper bound in the range 5.1 × 107 to 8.8 × 107 cm-2 s-1 sr-1. However, the results suggest that there is no upper bound for the E > 100 keV and E > 300 keV electrons.

  6. Measurement of the neutron capture cross section of the s-only isotope 204Pb from 1 eV to 440 keV

    Domingo-Pardo, C; Aerts, G; Alvarez-Pol, H; Alvarez-Velarde, F; Andriamonje, S; Andrzejewski, J; Assimakopoulos, P; Audouin, L; Badurek, G; Baumann, P; Becvar, F; Berthoumieux, E; Bisterzo, S; Calvino, F; Cano-Ott, D; Capote, R; Carrapico, C; Cennini, P; Chepel, V; Chiaveri, E; Colonna, N; Cortes, G; Couture, A; Cox, J; Dahlfors, M; David, S; Dillmann, I; Dolfini, R; Dridi, W; Duran, I; Eleftheriadis, C; Embid-Segura, M; Ferrant, L; Ferrari, A; Ferreira-Marques, R; Fitzpatrick, L; Frais-Koelbl, H; Fujii, K; Furman, W; Gallino, R; Goncalves, I; Gonzalez-Romero, E; Goverdovski, A; Gramegna, F; Griesmayer, E; Guerrero, C; Gunsing, F; Haas, B; Haight, R; Heil, M; Herrera-Martinez, A; Igashira, M; Isaev, S; Jericha, E; Kadi, Y; Kappeler, F; Karamanis, D; Karadimos, D; Kerveno, M; Ketlerov, V; Koehler, P; Konovalov, V; Kossionides, E; Krticka, M; Lamboudis, C; Leeb, H; Lindote, A; Lopes, I; Lozano, M; Lukic, S; Marganiec, J; Marrone, S; Mastinu, P; Mengoni, A; Milazzo, P.M; Moreau, C; Mosconi, M; Neves, F; Oberhummer, H; Oshima, M; O'Brien, S; Pancin, J; Papachristodoulou, C; Papadopoulos, C; Paradela, C; Patronis, N; Pavlik, A; Pavlopoulos, P; Perrot, L; Plag, R; Plompen, A; Plukis, A; Poch, A; Pretel, C; Quesada, J; Rauscher, T; Reifarth, R; Rosetti, M; Rubbia, C; Rudolf, G; Rullhusen, P; Salgado, J; Sarchiapone, L; Savvidis, I; Stephan, C; Tagliente, G; Tain, J.L; Tassan-Got, L; Tavora, L; Terlizzi, R; Vannini, G; Vaz, P; Ventura, A; Villamarin, D; Vincente, M.C; Vlachoudis, V; Vlastou, R; Voss, F; Walter, S; Wendler, H; Wiescher, M; Wisshak, K

    2007-01-01

    The neutron capture cross section of 204Pb has been measured at the CERN n_TOF installation with high resolution in the energy range from 1 eV to 440 keV. An R-matrix analysis of the resolved resonance region, between 1 eV and 100 keV, was carried out using the SAMMY code. In the interval between 100 keV and 440 keV we report the average capture cross section. The background in the entire neutron energy range could be reliably determined from the measurement of a 208Pb sample. Other systematic effects in this measurement could be investigated and precisely corrected by means of detailed Monte Carlo simulations. We obtain a Maxwellian average capture cross section for 204Pb at kT=30 keV of 79(3) mb, in agreement with previous experiments. However our cross section at kT=5 keV is about 35% larger than the values reported so far. The implications of the new cross section for the s-process abundance contributions in the Pb/Bi region are discussed.

  7. Nuclear astrophysics probed by keV neutrons

    Various elements observed in Galaxies can be used as relics to trace the history of the Galaxy after the Big Bang. Light elements up to 7Li were produced during the primordial nucleosynthesis in the early universe and the rest of the observed elements were synthesized in stars through various nuclear reaction processes. By studying the physical conditions of these processes when these light and heavier elements were synthesized, one could construct models about the evolution of stars and stellar nucleosynthesis to be used to trace the history. In this paper we discuss keV neutron induced reactions of nuclei to construct the models. (author)

  8. Combination of resonance integral and Maxwellian 30 keV data – A sensitive test of the resonance region

    Highlights: ► Neutron-induced capture cross sections can be tested by considering the Resonance Integral and Maxwellian average cross section at 30 keV. ► Results are presented for typical reactions from EAF-2010 and ENDF/B-VII.1. ► Including data at the energies of 14.5 MeV and 0.0253 eV as well as the spontaneous fission spectrum of 252-Cf improve the validation process. ► Examples where capture reactions can be improved by this validation procedure are presented. -- Abstract: This paper presents the approach of a combined use of resonance integrals and average Maxwellian cross sections (MACS) at kT = 30 keV to test and validate the resolved resonance range or its reconstructed cross section curve. Based on these two integral measurements a sensitive and energy dependent test can be provided. These two integral quantities cover with their neutron spectra the energy region between En = 0.5 eV up to several hundred keV, respectively, with different weighting. Our principal motivation is to produce a validation tool, sensitive to the lower and upper parts of the resonance region through the difference in the applied 1/E and kT = 30 keV Maxwell–Boltzmann spectra of the resonance integral and MACS data

  9. Electron scattering by Ne, Ar and Kr at intermediate and high energies, 0.5-10 keV

    Semi-empirical total cross sections for electron scattering of noble gases (Ne, Ar and Kr) in the energy range 0.5-10 keV have been obtained by combining transmission-beam measurements for impact energies up to 6 keV with an asymptotic behaviour at higher energies according to the Born-Bethe approximation. The influence of the forward electron scattering on the experimental system has been evaluated by means of a Monte Carlo electron transport simulation. Theoretical values have also been obtained by applying the Born approximation in the case of inelastic processes and by means of an atomic scattering potential for the elastic part. The results of these calculations show an excellent agreement with the semi-empirical values in the above-mentioned energy range. (author)

  10. Electron scattering by Ne, Ar and Kr at intermediate and high energies, 0.5-10 keV

    Garcia, G.; Roteta, M.; Manero, F. [Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas Medioambientales y Tecnologicas (CIEMAT), Departamento de Fusion y Particulas Elementales, Madrid (Spain); Blanco, F. [Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Fisica, Departamento de Fisica Atomica Molecular y Nuclear, Madrid (Spain); Williart, A. [Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Facultad de Ciencias, Departamento de Fisica de los Materiales, Madrid (Spain)

    1999-04-28

    Semi-empirical total cross sections for electron scattering of noble gases (Ne, Ar and Kr) in the energy range 0.5-10 keV have been obtained by combining transmission-beam measurements for impact energies up to 6 keV with an asymptotic behaviour at higher energies according to the Born-Bethe approximation. The influence of the forward electron scattering on the experimental system has been evaluated by means of a Monte Carlo electron transport simulation. Theoretical values have also been obtained by applying the Born approximation in the case of inelastic processes and by means of an atomic scattering potential for the elastic part. The results of these calculations show an excellent agreement with the semi-empirical values in the above-mentioned energy range. (author)

  11. Study of fission product γ spectra in the band 2-500 keV

    In the study of the γ spectrum of uranium fission products, particular attention has been given in this note to the part of the spectrum ranging between 0 and 500 keV after a given pile operating programme and the evolution of this spectrum with time after a pile shutdown has been followed. The study be related to the fission products which appear in the pile as a whole or on those produced in a uranium sample assumed to have been placed in the pile. The latter case has been envisaged here. The spectrum determination is based partly on theory and partly on experiment. The pile operating conditions are different in the two cases, which widens the range of validity of the spectra traced here. (author)

  12. Sputtering of cryogenic films of hydrogen by keV ions: Thickness dependence and surface morphology

    The sputtering yield induced by keV hydrogen ions measured at CERN and at Riso National Laboratory for solid H2 and D2 at temperatures below 4.2 K decreases with increasing film thickness from about 100 x 1015 molecules/cm2. For a film thickness comparable to or larger than the ion range the data from Riso show a slight increase, whereas the yield from CERN continues to decrease up to very large film thicknesses, i.e. one order of magnitude larger than the ion range. The different behavior of the yield is discussed in terms of the probable growth modes of the films. The films produced at the Riso setup are quench-condensed films, while those produced at CERN are supposed to grow with large hydrogen aggregates on top of a thin bottom layer.

  13. Sputtering of cryogenic films of hydrogen by keV ions: Thickness dependence and surface morphology

    Schou, Jorgen [Department of Photonics Engineering, Riso Campus, Technical University of Denmark, DK-4000 Roskilde (Denmark)], E-mail: j.schou@risoe.dk; Hilleret, Noel [AT-VAC, Cern 1211, CH - Geneva 23 (Switzerland)

    2009-08-15

    The sputtering yield induced by keV hydrogen ions measured at CERN and at Riso National Laboratory for solid H{sub 2} and D{sub 2} at temperatures below 4.2 K decreases with increasing film thickness from about 100 x 10{sup 15} molecules/cm{sup 2}. For a film thickness comparable to or larger than the ion range the data from Riso show a slight increase, whereas the yield from CERN continues to decrease up to very large film thicknesses, i.e. one order of magnitude larger than the ion range. The different behavior of the yield is discussed in terms of the probable growth modes of the films. The films produced at the Riso setup are quench-condensed films, while those produced at CERN are supposed to grow with large hydrogen aggregates on top of a thin bottom layer.

  14. keV Photon Emission from Light Nonthermal Dark Matter

    Allahverdi, Rouzbeh; Gao, Yu

    2014-01-01

    We propose a possible explanation for the recent claim of an excess at 3.5 keV in the X-ray spectrum within a minimal extension of the standard model that explains dark matter and baryon abundance of the universe. The dark matter mass in this model is ${\\cal O}({\\rm GeV})$ and its relic density has a non-thermal origin. The model includes two colored scalars of ${\\cal O}({\\rm TeV})$ mass ($X_{1,2}$), and two singlet fermions that are almost degenerate in mass with the proton ($N_{1,2}$). The heavier fermion $N_2$ undergoes radiative decay to the lighter one $N_1$ that is absolutely stable. Radiative decay with a life time $\\sim 10^{23}$ seconds can account for the claimed 3.5 keV line, which requires couplings $\\sim 10^{-3}-10^{-1}$ between $X_{1,2}, ~ N_{1,2}$ and the up-type quarks. The model also gives rise to potentially detectable monojet, dijet, and monotop signals at the LHC.

  15. Linac4 45 keV Proton Beam Measurements

    Bellodi, G; Hein, L M; Lallement, J-B; Lombardi, A M; Midttun, O; Scrivens, R; Posocco, P A

    2013-01-01

    Linac4 is a 160 MeV normal-conducting H- linear accelerator, which will replace the 50 MeV proton Linac2 as injector for the CERN proton complex. Commissioning of the low energy part - comprising the H - source, a 45 keV Low Energy Beam Transport line (LEBT), a 3 MeV Radiofrequency Quadrupole (RFQ) and a Medium Energy Beam Transport (MEBT) - will start in fall 2012 on a dedicated test stand installation. In preparation to this, preliminary measurements were taken using a 45 keV proton source and a temporary LEBT setup, with the aim of characterising the output beam by comparison with the predictions of simulations. At the same time this allowed a first verification of the functionalities of diagnostics instrumentation and acquisition software tools. Measurements of beam profile, emittance and intensity were taken in three different setups: right after the source, after the first and after the second LEBT solenoids respectively. Particle distributions were reconstructed from emittance scan...

  16. Substorm morphology of >100 keV protons

    The latitudinal morphology of >100 keV protons at different local times has been studied as a function of substorm activity Acharacteristic pattern has been found: During quiet times there is an isotropic zone centered around 670 near midnight, but located on higher latitudes towards dusk and dawn. This zone moves slightly equatorward during the substorm growth phase. During the expansive phase the precipitation spreads poleward apparently to approximately 710 near midnight. The protons are precipitated over a large local time interval on the night side, but the most intense fluxes are found in the pre-midnight sector. A further poleward expansion, to more than 750 near midnight, seems to take place late in the substorm. Away from midnight the expansion reaches even higher latitudes. During the recovery phase the intensity of the expanded region decreases gradually; the poleward boundary is almost stationary if the interplanetary magnetic field has a northward component and no further substorm activity takes place. Mainly protons with energy below approximately 500 keV are precipitated in the expanded region. On the dayside no increase in the precipitation rates is found during substorm expansion, but late in the substorm an enhanced precipitation is found, covering several degrees of latitude. The low-latitude anisotropic precipitation zone is remarkably stable during substorms. A schematic model is presented and discussed in relation to earlier results. (Auth.)

  17. Formation of submicron scale periodic ripple pattern on Si surface using medium keV Ar-ion beam

    This paper deals with the effect of beam scanning on the wavelength of the ripples and present our recent results of Ar+ bombarded Si in the energy range 50-140 keV. Systematic atomic force microscopy (AFM) characterization of the morphology of the ripple pattern in the above studies shows that with beam scanning the ripple wavelength increases with ion energy and decreases with energy for bombardment without ion beam scanning

  18. A New Observation of the Quiet Sun Soft X-ray (0.5-5 keV) Spectrum

    Caspi, A.; Woods, T. N.; Stone, J.

    2012-12-01

    The solar corona is the brightest source of X-rays in the solar system, and the X-ray emission is highly variable with solar activity. While this is particularly true during solar flares, when emission can be enhanced by many orders of magnitude up to gamma-ray energies, even the so-called "quiet Sun" is bright in soft X-rays (SXRs), as the ~1-2 MK ambient plasma of the corona emits significant thermal bremsstrahlung up to ~5 keV. However, the actual solar SXR (0.5-5 keV) spectrum is not well known, particularly during quiet periods, as, with few exceptions, this energy range has not been systematically studied in many years. Previous observations include ultra-high-resolution but very narrow-band spectra from crystral spectrometers (e.g. Yohkoh/BCS), or integrated broadband irradiances from photometers (e.g. GOES/XRS, TIMED/XPS, etc.) that lack detailed spectral information. In recent years, broadband measurements with fair energy resolution (~0.5-0.7 keV FWHM) were made by SphinX on CORONAS-Photon and XRS on MESSENGER, although they did not extend below ~1 keV. We present observations of the quiet Sun SXR emission obtained using a new SXR spectrometer flown on the third SDO/EVE underflight calibration rocket (NASA 36.286). The commercial off-the-shelf Amptek X123 silicon drift detector, with an 8-micron Be window and custom aperture, measured the solar SXR emission from ~0.5 to >10 keV with ~0.15 keV FWHM resolution (though, due to hardware limitations, with only ~0.12 keV binning) and 2-sec cadence over ~5 minutes on 23 June 2012. Despite the rising solar cycle, activity on 23 June 2012 was abnormally low, with no visible active regions and GOES XRS emission near 2010 levels; we measured no solar counts above ~4 keV during the observation period. We compare our X123 measurements with spectra and broadband irradiances from other instruments, including the SphinX observations during the deep solar minimum of 2009, and with upper limits of >3 keV quiet Sun emission

  19. 7.1 keV sterile neutrino constraints from X-ray observations of 33 clusters of galaxies with Chandra ACIS

    Hofmann, F; Nandra, K; Clerc, N; Gaspari, M

    2016-01-01

    Recently an unidentified emission line at 3.55 keV has been detected in X-ray spectra of clusters of galaxies. The line has been discussed as a possible decay signature of 7.1 keV sterile neutrinos, which have been proposed as a dark matter candidate. We aim at putting constraints on the proposed line emission in a large sample of Chandra-observed clusters and obtain limits on the mixing-angle in a 7.1 keV sterile neutrino dark matter scenario. For a sample of 33 high-mass clusters of galaxies we merge all observations from the Chandra data archive. Each cluster has more than 100 ks of combined exposure. The resulting high signal-to-noise spectra are used to constrain the flux of an unidentified line emission at 3.55 keV in the individual spectra and a merged spectrum of all clusters. We obtained very detailed spectra around the 3.55 keV range and limits on an unidentified emission line. Assuming all dark matter were made of 7.1 keV sterile neutrinos the upper limits on the mixing angle are $\\rm{sin^2(2\\Theta...

  20. 7.1 keV sterile neutrino constraints from X-ray observations of 33 clusters of galaxies with Chandra ACIS

    Hofmann, F.; Sanders, J. S.; Nandra, K.; Clerc, N.; Gaspari, M.

    2016-08-01

    Context. Recently an unidentified emission line at 3.55 keV has been detected in X-ray spectra of clusters of galaxies. The line has been discussed as a possible decay signature of 7.1 keV sterile neutrinos, which have been proposed as a dark matter (DM) candidate. Aims: We aim to put constraints on the proposed line emission in a large sample of Chandra-observed clusters and obtain limits on the mixing angle in a 7.1 keV sterile neutrino DM scenario. Methods: For a sample of 33 high-mass clusters of galaxies, we merge all observations from the Chandra data archive. Each cluster has more than 100 ks of combined exposure. The resulting high signal-to-noise spectra are used to constrain the flux of an unidentified line emission at 3.55 keV in the individual spectra and a merged spectrum of all clusters. Results: We obtained very detailed spectra around the 3.55 keV range and limits on an unidentified emission line. Assuming all DM were made of 7.1 keV sterile neutrinos, the upper limits on the mixing angle are sin2(2Θ) < 10.1×10-11 from ACIS-I and < 40.3×10-11 from ACIS-S data at 99.7 per cent confidence level. Conclusions: We do not find evidence for an unidentified emission line at 3.55 keV. The sample extends the list of objects searched for an emission line at 3.55 keV and will help to identify the best targets for future studies of the potential DM decay line with upcoming X-ray observatories like Hitomi (Astro-H), eROSITA, and Athena.

  1. Radiation blistering in Inconel-625 due to 100 KeV helium ion irradiation

    The objective of this study was to determine whether the change of angle of incidence of an ion beam impinging on surface blisters during their growth phase (before exfoliation) could influence the blister skin thickness and the blister crater depth. Polished, polycrystalline Inconel-625 samples were irradiated at room temperature and at normal incidence to the major sample surface with 100 keV helium ions to a total dose of 6.24x1018 ions/cm2. The results revealed that many exfoliated blisters leave craters which have two or three concentric pits. The blister skin thickness near the center of the blister was found to agree well with the calculated projected range of 100 keV He ions in nickel. However, the blister skin thickness of some exfoliated blisters along the edge of the fracture surface showed different thicknesses. A model is proposed to explain the observed blister crater/blister fracture features in terms of a change of angle of incidence of the incident ions to the surface during the growth phase of surface blisters. (orig.)

  2. Quantitative grating-based X-ray phase contrast tomography at 82 keV

    Grating-based X-ray phase contrast imaging has increasingly aroused interest as the method has been successfully adapted to work with laboratory X-ray sources. The high potential to improve the soft-tissue contrast compared to standard absorption-based tomography and the quantitativeness of the technique have been demonstrated at energies below 35 keV. However, a broad spectrum of applications in industrial testing and medical imaging needs the operation at higher X-ray energies. Technical advances in the grating manufacturing process make it possible to continuously push the existing energy limitations. In this work we report on the results of a first quantitative phase contrast tomography analysis of a high-energy phantom at 82 keV. The phantom consists of well-defined solid materials covering a wide range of densities and atomic numbers and was scanned with high-resolution at a synchrotron radiation source. The absorption and phase contrast images are analyzed in terms of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and the material-specific mass absorption coefficients and refractive index decrements are determined and compared to theoretical values.

  3. The Dynamic Range of LZ

    Yin, Jun

    2015-01-01

    The electronics of the LZ experiment, the 7-tonne dark matter detector to be installed at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF), is designed to permit studies of physics where the energies deposited range from 1 keV of nuclear-recoil energy up to 3,000 keV of electron-recoil energy. The system is designed to provide a 70% efficiency for events that produce three photoelectrons in the photomultiplier tubes (PMTs). This corresponds approximately to the lowest energy threshold achievable in such a detector, and drives the noise specifications for the front end. The upper limit of the LZ dynamic range is defined by the electroluminescence (S2) signals. The low-energy channels of the LZ amplifiers provide the dynamic range required for the tritium and krypton calibrations. The high-energy channels provide the dynamic range required to measure the activated Xe lines. S2 signals induced by alpha particles from radon decay will saturate one or more channels of the top PMT array but techniques are being dev...

  4. Mass attenuation coefficients of soil and sediment samples using gamma energies from 46.5 to 1332 keV

    Mass attenuation coefficients of various soil and sediment samples (density range between 1.0 and 1.7 g cm−3) collected from 60 sites distributed in Syrian land have been determined for gamma lines of 46.5, 59.5, 88, 122, 165, 392, 661, 1173, and 1332 keV using gamma spectrometry and simulation software program X-com. The average mass attenuation coefficients for the studied samples were found to be 0.513, 0.316, 0.195, 0.155, 0.134, 0.096, 0.077, 0.058, and 0.055 cm2 g−1 at previous energies, respectively. The results have shown that Ca and Fe contents of the samples have strong effect on the mass attenuation coefficient at lower energies. In addition, self-attenuation correction factors determined using mass attenuation coefficient was in good agreement with addition spiked reference material method provided that the sample thickness is 2.7 cm. However, mass attenuation coefficients determined in this study can be used for determination of gamma emitters at energy ranges from 46.5 to 1332 keV in any soil and sediment samples having density of 1.0–1.7 g cm−3. - Highlights: ► Mass attenuation coefficients of various soil and sediment samples have been determined for several gamma lines. ► Mass attenuation coefficients for all types of soil and sediment samples for energy range higher than 165 keV, are similar. ► Fe and Ca in samples have a strong effect on mass attenuation coefficient for energies less than 165 keV.

  5. Underwater Ranging

    S. P. Gaba

    1984-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with underwater laser ranging system, its principle of operation and maximum depth capability. The sources of external noise and methods to improve signal-to-noise ratio are also discussed.

  6. RF control system for 400 keV RFQ

    An RF control system has been developed for the 400 keV, 350 MHz RFQ coming up at BARC. This single cavity system consists of the functionalities of amplitude stabilization and frequency tracking for both continuous and pulsed mode of operation. The amplitude stabilization is implemented by modulating the attenuation across a fast modulator placed in the drive path. The frequency tracking is achieved by driving the FM port of a signal generator with a signal proportional to the phase shift across the resonator. The whole system is under computer control via CAMAC hardware. The paper describes the system architecture, housing and wiring of the system in a single instrumentation rack and development and testing of computer control. (author)

  7. SHEEP the ASCA 5-10 keV survey

    Georgantopoulos, I; Ptak, A

    2001-01-01

    We present the first results of the hard (5-10 keV) ASCA GIS survey SHEEP (Search for the High Energy Extragalactic Population). We have analysed 149 fields covering an area of 39 sq. deg detecting 69 sources. Several of these appear to be associated with QSOs and Seyfert-1 galaxies but with hard X-ray spectra, probably due to high absorption. Indeed, the hardness ratio analysis shows that the spectra of the majority of our sources can be represented with a ``scatterer'' model similar to obscured Seyfert galaxies locally. According to this model, our sources present high intrinsic absorption (logN_H~23) but also significant amounts of soft X-ray emission coming from scattered light.

  8. Contribution to the study of nuclear structure using neutron total cross-section measurements between 400 and 1200 keV: isolated resonances and intermediate structure

    The neutron total cross sections have been measured over the energy range 400 keV - 1200 keV for fluorine, aluminium, silicon, phosphorus, vanadium, chromium, manganese, iron, nickel, cobalt and lead with an energy spread of 3 keV. The neutrons were produced by the T (p,n) 3He reaction, the proton beam was supplied by a 2 MeV Van de Graaff. The structure in 56Fe has been studied in a more detailed way by measuring six angular distributions in the above range and the elastic scattering excitation curves at four angles. The measurements have made it possible to show the existence of the compound nucleus, as well as the presence of an intermediate structure in certain nuclei. (author)

  9. A measuring method of photo-electric cross section. Application to high-Z elements between 40 keV and 220 keV. Measurement of K absorption edge energy of Au, Th, U, Pu

    This study first describes a bent crystal monochromator developed for the production of monochromatic beams in a continuous energy range from 30 to 250 keV; it is completed by a metrological application of the device (determination of K absorption edge energy of Au, Th, U, Pu). A method and the associated experimental procedure were developed to measure the photo-electric cross section for high-Z elements; the results are presented with a relative uncertainty ranging between 3 and 6%. Finally, the experimental values are compared with values calculated from theories using self-consistent potential models

  10. Dark matter searches going bananas: the contribution of Potassium (and Chlorine) to the 3.5 keV line

    Jeltema, Tesla E

    2014-01-01

    We examine the claimed excess X-ray line emission near 3.5 keV with a new analysis of XMM-Newton observations of the Milky Way center and with a re-analysis of the data on M31 and clusters. In no case do we find conclusive evidence for an excess. We show that known plasma lines, including in particular K XVIII lines at 3.48 and 3.52 keV, provide a satisfactory fit to the XMM data from the Galactic center. We assess the expected flux for the K XVIII lines and find that the measured line flux falls squarely within the predicted range based on the brightness of other well-measured lines in the energy range of interest. We then re-evaluate the evidence for excess emission from clusters of galaxies, including a previously unaccounted for Cl XVII line at 3.51 keV, and allowing for systematic uncertainty in the expected flux from known plasma lines and for additional uncertainty due to potential variation in the abundances of different elements. We find that no conclusive excess line emission is present within the s...

  11. Measurement 20-200 keV hard X-ray based on CdTe detector in EAST Tokamak

    Background: Accurate and quantitative measurement of plasma radiation is a key issue to Tokamak, toroidal magnetic confinement device. The radiations from Tokamak cover large energy range. Driven by the determination of the obtaining of hard X-ray spectra, a new system based on a high performance CdTe detector was built up in EAST Tokamak, the first non-circle cross-section in the world. Purpose: Introduces the device of hard X-ray diagnosis system in the EAST Tokamak on the Port A. The system can measure the plasma hard X-ray (20-200 keV) spectra under different discharge conditions, including Ohmical shot and Lower Hybrid Current Drive (LHCD) shot. The research of high speed electron which produced by LHCD is also the aim of the new system. Methods: A high performance CdTe detector was using in EAST Tokamak to measure the hard X-ray (20-200 keV) spectra. Results: The results show that the new system based on a high performance CdTe can meet the requirements for measuring the EAST Tokamak. Conclusions: A preliminary experimental result showed that the system can meet the requirements for measuring the X-ray bremsstrahlung of plasma in the energy range from 20 to 200 keV Calibration result and typical measurement result on EAST are present in this paper. (authors)

  12. Development of a keV single-ion-implanter for nanofabrication

    Traditional methods of doping semiconductors have a difficulty meeting the demand for high precision doping due to large statistical fluctuations in the numbers of dopant atoms introduced in the ever shrinking volume in micro- and nano-electronics devices, especially when the fabrication process approaches the nanometre scale. The statistical fluctuations in doping semiconductors for the fabrication of devices with a very small feature size may lead to inconsistent and unreliable performance. This paper describes the adaptation of a commercial ion implanter into a single-ion-implantation system for the accurate delivery of dopants into a nanometre or micrometre area in a silicon substrate. All the implanted ions can be accurately counted with near 100% certainty through online detection using the silicon substrate itself as an ion detector. A variety of ion species including B+, N+, P+ at the energy range of 10-15 keV can be delivered in the single ion implantation system. (author). 6 refs., 6 figs

  13. New generation of efficient high resolution detector for 30-100 keV photons

    Olsen, Ulrik Lund

    For direct space X-ray imaging with an intrinsic spatial resolution of less than 10 µm scintillating detectors is used almost universally. The spatial resolution is limited by the thickness of the scintillator and by the numerical aperture of the optical connection between scintillator and photo...... detector. This establishes an inverse correlation between the spatial resolution and the detection efficiency which limits the performance of existing x-ray detectors. The purpose of this Ph.D. project is to explore alternative paths of research, to develop x-ray detectors for the 30-100 keV energy range...... of a silicon matrix of holes filled with the phosphor material, CsI:Tl. The generated luminescence of the phosphor is guided by the silicon structure through total internal reflection. The spatial resolution of the scintillator is given by the size of the holes which is fabricated down to a distance of 1 µm...

  14. 15 keV N+ implantation to induce mutation of protopectinase-producing Aspergillus sp

    Protopectinase will be of potential use in industry. The strain of protopectinase-producing Aspergillus sp. XZ-131 was mutagenized by 15 keV N+ ion implantation, with a dose range of 0.52 x 1015 ion/cm2 to 4.68 x 1015 ion/cm2. From the ion implanted Aspergillus sp. XZ-131, the Strain Z-25, which yields high activity protopectinase, was screened out. The protopectinase activity increased by 179% and the protopectinase (U/g dry cell) increased by 84%. In addition, the exponential phase of Aspergillus sp. Z-25 was 24 hours shorter than the Strain XZ-131. The Aspergillus sp. Z-25 yielded high protopectinase activity during stationary phase, the highest protopectinase activity was achieved after 72 h fermentation. (authors)

  15. 150 keV accelerator as pulsed neutron source; Acelerador de 150 keV como fuente de neutrones pulsada

    Cordero, F.

    1970-07-01

    The project of a 150 keV Cockcroft-Walton accelerator built at J.E.N. is described. Beam currents of more than 10 mA, with a neutron intensity of 10{sup 1}1 n.s{sup 1}, are obtained. Also, we report some research made in connection with that project. The role of the contamination in the vacuum system and the performance of the pumps and gauges pumping deuterium gas are studied. Sinusoidal pulses are employed as an analysis method of the discharge in the ion source and the performance of the extracting-focusing system. The parameters of the beam leaving the ion source have been determined; these are used to calculate the electrostatic lenses with the gaussian optics. Measurements concerning deuterium and tritium targets as neutron sources have been made and the processes affecting their practical service life are analyzed. (Author) 71 refs.

  16. Anisotropic pitch angle distribution of ~100 keV microburst electrons in the loss cone: measurements from STSAT-1

    J. J. Lee

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Electron microburst energy spectra in the range of 170 keV to 360 keV have been measured using two solid-state detectors onboard the low-altitude (680 km, polar-orbiting Korean STSAT-1 (Science and Technology SATellite-1. Applying a unique capability of the spacecraft attitude control system, microburst energy spectra have been accurately resolved into two components: perpendicular to and parallel to the geomagnetic field direction. The former measures trapped electrons and the latter those electrons with pitch angles in the loss cone and precipitating into atmosphere. It is found that the perpendicular component energy spectra are harder than the parallel component and the loss cone is not completely filled by the electrons in the energy range of 170 keV to 360 keV. These results have been modeled assuming a wave-particle cyclotron resonance mechanism, where higher energy electrons travelling within a magnetic flux tube interact with whistler mode waves at higher latitudes (lower altitudes. Our results suggest that because higher energy (relativistic microbursts do not fill the loss cone completely, only a small portion of electrons is able to reach low altitude (~100 km atmosphere. Thus assuming that low energy microbursts and relativistic microbursts are created by cyclotron resonance with chorus elements (but at different locations, the low energy portion of the microburst spectrum will dominate at low altitudes. This explains why relativistic microbursts have not been observed by balloon experiments, which typically float at altitudes of ~30 km and measure only X-ray flux produced by collisions between neutral atmospheric particles and precipitating electrons.

  17. QUIET-TIME INTERPLANETARY {approx}2-20 keV SUPERHALO ELECTRONS AT SOLAR MINIMUM

    Wang, Linghua [Department of Geophysics, Peking University, 100871 Beijing (China); Lin, Robert P.; Salem, Chadi; Pulupa, Marc; Larson, Davin E.; Luhmann, Janet G. [Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-7450 (United States); Yoon, Peter H., E-mail: wanglhwang@gmail.com [School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-07-01

    We present a statistical survey of {approx}2-20 keV superhalo electrons in the solar wind measured by the SupraThermal Electron instrument on board the two STEREO spacecraft during quiet-time periods from 2007 March through 2009 March at solar minimum. The observed superhalo electrons have a nearly isotropic angular distribution and a power-law spectrum, f{proportional_to}v{sup -{gamma}}, with {gamma} ranging from 5 to 8.7, with nearly half between 6.5 and 7.5, and an average index of 6.69 {+-} 0.90. The observed power-law spectrum varies significantly on a spatial scale of {approx}>0.1 AU and a temporal scale of {approx}>several days. The integrated density of quiet-time superhalo electrons at 2-20 keV ranges from {approx}10{sup -8} cm{sup -3} to 10{sup -6} cm{sup -3}, about 10{sup -9}-10{sup -6} of the solar wind density, and, as well as the power-law spectrum, shows no correlation with solar wind proton density, velocity, or temperature. The density of superhalo electrons appears to show a solar-cycle variation at solar minimum, while the power-law spectral index {gamma} has no solar-cycle variation. These quiet-time superhalo electrons are present even in the absence of any solar activity-e.g., active regions, flares or microflares, type III radio bursts, etc.-suggesting that they may be accelerated by processes such as resonant wave-particle interactions in the interplanetary medium, or possibly by nonthermal processes related to the acceleration of the solar wind such as nanoflares, or by acceleration at the CIR forward shocks.

  18. Photon production from collisions of 100--350-keV positive ions with CO, CF4, and CH4

    Various photon emissions from collisions of H+, H2+, and He+ in the 100--350-keV energy range with targets of CO, CF4, and CH4 were studied. The wavelength range of the investigation ran from 2000 to 7000 A. Photon-emission cross sections were measured for all significant features. The cross-section data were compared to the Bethe-Born theory through the use of Fano plots. The results show that the theory could be applicable in the case of the CO target, but is probably not applicable to the tetrahedral molecular targets as the emissions are from dissociated atoms

  19. Atomic scattering in the diffraction limit: electron transfer in keV Li+-Na(3s, 3p) collisions

    Poel, Mike van der; Nielsen, C.V.; Rybaltover, M.;

    2002-01-01

    We measure angle differential cross sections (DCS) in Li+ + Na --> Li + Na+ electron transfer collisions in the 2.7-24 keV energy range. We do this with a newly constructed apparatus which combines the experimental technique of cold target recoil ion momentum spectroscopy with a laser-cooled target...... quantum scattering amplitudes are derived by the eikonal method. The resulting angle-differential electron transfer cross sections and their diffraction patterns agree with the experimental level-to-level results over most scattering angles in the energy range....

  20. Creation of 2-5 keV and 5-10 keV sky maps using XMM-Newton data

    Savchenko, Denis

    2014-01-01

    Sky maps are powerful visualisation tools for quicklook analysis of extended sources. The latest sky map in soft X-rays (0.1-2.4 keV) has been created in 90ies using ROSAT data. By analyzing publically available data from XMM-Newton X-ray mission we constructed new sky maps in two energy bands -- 2-5 keV and 5-10 keV, complementary to ROSAT data, covering about 1% of all sky, and included them to our web-based tool http://skyview.virgoua.org.

  1. Checking the potassium origin of the new emission line at 3.5 keV using the K XIX line complex at 3.7 keV

    Iakubovskyi, Dmytro

    2015-11-01

    It is currently unclear whether the new line at ˜3.5 keV, recently detected in various samples of galaxy clusters, the Andromeda galaxy and the central part of our Galaxy, is caused by potassium emission lines. By using the latest astrophysical atomic emission line data base, AtomDB v. 3.0.2, we show that the most promising method to check its potassium origin directly will be the study of the K XIX emission line complex at ˜3.7 keV using forthcoming X-ray imaging spectrometers such as the Soft X-ray spectometer onboard the Astro-H mission or the microcalorimeter onboard the Micro-X sounding rocket experiment. In order to further reduce the remaining (factor of ˜3-5) uncertainty of the 3.7/3.5 keV ratio, more precise modelling should be performed, including the removal of significant spatial inhomogeneities, a detailed treatment of background components, and the extension of the modelled energy range.

  2. Semi-empirical method for self-absorption correction of photons with energies as low as 10 keV in environmental samples

    A semi-empirical method that allows the correction of photon self-absorption in gamma spectrometry of environmental matrices is presented. Both, photon transmittance and photopeak efficiency are calculated for energies above 10 keV for any given composition with the help of a Monte Carlo simulation especially developed for this purpose. The simulation is validated for various sample-detector geometries. Problems related to sample composition are discussed with a special focus on the lowest range of energy (13-80 keV)

  3. Extra light fermions in E6-inspired models and the 3.5 keV X-ray line signal

    We propose a scenario in which extra light fermions in an E6-inspired U(1) extension of the standard model constitute the dark matter, as a simple variation of our model for dark radiation presented in 2010. Interestingly, for the light fermions of mass about 7 keV, we naturally obtain a desired mixing angle to explain the recently discovered 3.5 keV X-ray line signal through the radiative decay into active neutrinos and photons with a lifetime in the range of 1027–1028 seconds

  4. Deep XMM Observations of Draco rule out at the 99% Confidence Level a Dark Matter Decay Origin for the 3.5 keV Line

    Jeltema, TE; Profumo, S.

    2016-01-01

    We searched for an X-ray line at energies around 3.5 keV in deep, ~1.6 Msec XMM-Newton observations of the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Draco. No line was found in either the MOS or the PN detectors. The data in this energy range are completely consistent with a single, unfolded power law modeling the particle background, which dominates at these energies, plus instrumental lines; the addition of a ~3.5 keV line feature gives no improvement to the fit. The corresponding upper limit on the line flu...

  5. Extra light fermions in $E_6$-inspired models and the 3.5 keV X-ray line signal

    Nakayama, Kazunori; Yanagida, Tsutomu T

    2014-01-01

    We propose a scenario in which extra light fermions in an $E_6$-inspired U(1) extension of the standard model constitute the dark matter, as a simple variation of our model for dark radiation presented in 2010. Interestingly, for the light fermions of mass about 7 keV, they radiatively decay into active neutrinos and photons with a lifetime in the range of $10^{27}-10^{28}$ seconds, which naturally explains the recently discovered 3.5 keV X-ray line signal.

  6. Deep XMM observations of Draco rule out at the 99 per cent confidence level a dark matter decay origin for the 3.5 keV line

    Jeltema, T; Profumo, S.

    2016-01-01

    We searched for an X-ray line at energies around 3.5 keV in deep, ~1.6 Msec XMM-Newton observations of the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Draco. No line was found in either the MOS or the PN detectors. The data in this energy range are completely consistent with a single, unfolded power law modeling the particle background, which dominates at these energies, plus instrumental lines; the addition of a ~3.5 keV line feature gives no improvement to the fit. The corresponding upper lim...

  7. First Results from Fermi GBM Earth Occultation Monitoring: Observations of Soft Gamma-Ray Sources Above 100 keV

    Case, Gary L; Rodi, James C; Jenke, Peter; Wilson-Hodge, Colleen A; Finger, Mark H; Meegan, Charles A; Camero-Arranz, Ascencion; Beklen, Elif; Bhat, P Narayan; Briggs, Michael S; Chaplin, Vandiver; Connaughton, Valerie; Paciesas, William S; Preece, Robert; Kippen, R Marc; von Kienlin, Andreas; Griener, Jochen

    2010-01-01

    The NaI and BGO detectors on the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) on Fermi are now being used for long-term monitoring of the hard X-ray/low energy gamma-ray sky. Using the Earth occultation technique as demonstrated previously by the BATSE instrument on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, GBM can be used to produce multiband light curves and spectra for known sources and transient outbursts in the 8 keV to 1 MeV energy range with its NaI detectors and up to 40 MeV with its BGO detectors. Over 85% of the sky is viewed every orbit, and the precession of the Fermi orbit allows the entire sky to be viewed every ~26 days with sensitivity exceeding that of BATSE at energies below ~25 keV and above ~1.5 MeV. We briefly describe the technique and present preliminary results using the NaI detectors after the first two years of observations at energies above 100 keV. Eight sources are detected with a significance greater than 7 sigma: the Crab, Cyg X-1, SWIFT J1753.5-0127, 1E 1740-29, Cen A, GRS 1915+105, and the transien...

  8. New Observations of the Solar 0.5-5 keV Soft X-ray Spectrum

    Caspi, Amir; Warren, Harry P

    2015-01-01

    The solar corona is orders of magnitude hotter than the underlying photosphere, but how the corona attains such high temperatures is still not understood. Soft X-ray (SXR) emission provides important diagnostics for thermal processes in the high-temperature corona, and is also an important driver of ionospheric dynamics at Earth. There is a crucial observational gap between ~0.2 and ~4 keV, outside the ranges of existing spectrometers. We present observations from a new SXR spectrometer, the Amptek X123-SDD, which measured the spatially-integrated solar spectral irradiance from ~0.5 to ~5 keV, with ~0.15 keV FWHM resolution, during sounding rocket flights on 2012 June 23 and 2013 October 21. These measurements show that the highly variable SXR emission is orders of magnitude greater than that during the deep minimum of 2009, even with only weak activity. The observed spectra show significant high-temperature (5-10 MK) emission and are well fit by simple power-law temperature distributions with indices of ~6, ...

  9. The 5 - 10 keV AGN luminosity function at 0.01

    Fotopoulou, S; Georgantopoulos, I; Hasinger, G; Salvato, M; Georgakakis, A; Cappelluti, N; Ranalli, P; Hsu, L T; Brusa, M; Comastri, A; Miyaji, T; Nandra, K; Aird, J; Paltani, S

    2016-01-01

    The active galactic nuclei X-ray luminosity function traces actively accreting supermassive black holes and is essential for the study of the properties of the active galactic nuclei (AGN) population, black hole evolution, and galaxy-black hole coevolution. Up to now, the AGN luminosity function has been estimated several times in soft (0.5-2 keV) and hard X-rays (2-10 keV). AGN selection in these energy ranges often suffers from identification and redshift incompleteness and, at the same time, photoelectric absorption can obscure a significant amount of the X-ray radiation. We estimate the evolution of the luminosity function in the 5-10 keV band, where we effectively avoid the absorbed part of the spectrum, rendering absorption corrections unnecessary up to NH=10^23 cm^-2. Our dataset is a compilation of six wide, and deep fields: MAXI, HBSS, XMM-COSMOS, Lockman Hole, XMM-CDFS, AEGIS-XD, Chandra-COSMOS, and Chandra-CDFS. This extensive sample of ~1110 AGN (0.01

  10. Searching for the 3.5 keV Line in the Stacked Suzaku Observations of Galaxy Clusters

    Bulbul, Esra; Foster, Adam; Miller, Eric; Bautz, Mark; Loewenstein, Mike; Randall, Scott W; Smith, Randall K

    2016-01-01

    We perform a detailed study of the stacked Suzaku observations of 47 galaxy clusters, spanning a redshift range of 0.01-0.45, to search for the unidentified 3.5 keV line. This sample provides an independent test for the previously detected line. We detect only a 2sigma-significant spectral feature at 3.5 keV in the spectrum of the full sample. When the sample is divided into two subsamples (cool-core and non-cool core clusters), cool-core subsample shows no statistically significant positive residuals at the line energy. A very weak (2sigma-confidence) spectral feature at 3.5 keV is permitted by the data from the non-cool core clusters sample. The upper limit on a neutrino decay mixing angle from the full Suzaku sample is consistent with the previous detections in the stacked XMM-Newton sample of galaxy clusters (which had a higher statistical sensitivity to faint lines), M31, and Galactic Center at a 90% confidence level. However, the constraint from the present sample, which does not include the Perseus clu...

  11. Metastable dark matter mechanisms for INTEGRAL 511 keV $\\gamma$ rays and DAMA/CoGeNT events

    Cline, James M; Chen, Fang

    2010-01-01

    We explore dark matter mechanisms that can simultaneously explain the galactic 511 keV gamma rays observed by INTEGRAL/SPI, the DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation, and the excess of low-recoil dark matter candidates observed by CoGeNT. It requires three nearly degenerate states of dark matter in the 4-7 GeV mass range, with splittings respectively of order an MeV and a few keV. The top two states have the small mass gap and transitions between them, either exothermic or endothermic, can account for direct detections. Decays from one of the top states to the ground state produce low-energy positrons in the galaxy whose associated 511 keV gamma rays are seen by INTEGRAL. This decay can happen spontaneously, if the excited state is metastable (longer-lived than the age of the universe), or it can be triggered by inelastic scattering of the metastable states into the shorter-lived ones. We focus on a simple model where the DM is a triplet of an SU(2) hidden sector gauge symmetry, broken at the scale of a few GeV, givin...

  12. Deep XMM observations of Draco rule out at the 99 per cent confidence level a dark matter decay origin for the 3.5 keV line

    Jeltema, Tesla; Profumo, Stefano

    2016-06-01

    We searched for an X-ray line at energies around 3.5 keV in deep, ˜1.6 Ms XMM-Newton observations of the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Draco. No line was found in either the Metal Oxide Semi-conductor (MOS) or the p-type/n-type semiconductor (PN) detectors. The data in this energy range are completely consistent with a single, unfolded power-law modelling the particle background, which dominates at these energies, plus instrumental lines; the addition of a ˜3.5 keV line feature gives no improvement to the fit. The corresponding upper limit on the line flux rules out a dark matter decay origin for the 3.5 keV line found in observations of clusters of galaxies and in the Galactic Centre at greater than 99 per cent confidence level.

  13. Deep XMM Observations of Draco rule out a dark matter decay origin for the 3.5 keV line

    Jeltema, Tesla E

    2015-01-01

    We searched for an X-ray line at energies around 3.5 keV in deep, ~1.6 Msec XMM-Newton observations of the dwarf spheroidal galaxy Draco. No line was found. The data in this energy range are completely consistent with a simple power law X-ray background, dominated by particle background, plus instrumental lines; the addition of a ~3.5 keV line feature gives no improvement to the fit. The corresponding upper limit on the line flux rules out a dark matter decay origin for the 3.5 keV line found in observations of clusters of galaxies and in the Galactic Center at greater than 99% C.L..

  14. High energy resolution measurement of the 238U neutron capture yield in the energy region between 1 and 100 keV

    A measurement of the 238U neutron capture yield was performed at the 150 meter flight-path of the ORELA facility on two 238U samples (0.01224 and 0.0031 atomsbarn). The capture yeild data were normalized by Moxon's small resonance method. The energy resolution achieved in this measurement frequently resulted in doublet and triplet splittings of what appeared to be single resonance in previous measurements. This resolution should allow extension of the resolved resonance energy region in 238U from the present 4-keV limit up to 15 or 20 keV incident neutron energy. Some 200 small resonances of the (238U /plus/ n) compound nucleus have been observed which had not been detected in transmission measurement, in the energy range from 250 eV to 10 keV

  15. High energy resolution measurement of the 238U neutron capture yield in the energy region between 1 and 100 keV

    A measurement of the 238U neutron capture yield was performed at the 150 meter flight-path of the ORELA facility on two 238U samples (0.0124 and 0.0031 atoms/barn). The capture yield data were normalized by Moxon's small resonance method. The energy resolution achieved in this measurement frequently resulted in doublet and triplet splittings of what appeared to be single resonances in previous measurements. This resolution should allow extension of the resolved resonance energy region in 238U from the present 4-keV limit up to 15 or 20 keV incident neutron energy. Some 200 small resonances of the (238U + n) compound nucleus have been observed which had not been detected in transmission measurements, in the energy range from 250 eV to 10 keV. (author)

  16. The 5-10 keV AGN luminosity function at 0.01 < z < 4.0

    Fotopoulou, S.; Buchner, J.; Georgantopoulos, I.; Hasinger, G.; Salvato, M.; Georgakakis, A.; Cappelluti, N.; Ranalli, P.; Hsu, L. T.; Brusa, M.; Comastri, A.; Miyaji, T.; Nandra, K.; Aird, J.; Paltani, S.

    2016-03-01

    The active galactic nuclei (AGN) X-ray luminosity function traces actively accreting supermassive black holes and is essential for the study of the properties of the AGN population, black hole evolution, and galaxy-black hole coevolution. Up to now, the AGN luminosity function has been estimated several times in soft (0.5-2 keV) and hard X-rays (2-10 keV). AGN selection in these energy ranges often suffers from identification and redshift incompleteness and, at the same time, photoelectric absorption can obscure a significant amount of the X-ray radiation. We estimate the evolution of the luminosity function in the 5-10 keV band, where we effectively avoid the absorbed part of the spectrum, rendering absorption corrections unnecessary up to NH ~ 1023 cm-2. Our dataset is a compilation of six wide, and deep fields: MAXI, HBSS, XMM-COSMOS, Lockman Hole, XMM-CDFS, AEGIS-XD, Chandra-COSMOS, and Chandra-CDFS. This extensive sample of ~1110 AGN (0.01 separately for each survey and for the combined sample. We show that, according to Bayesian model selection, the preferred model for our dataset is the LDDE. Our estimation of the AGN luminosity function does not require any assumption on the AGN absorption and is in good agreement with previous works in the 2-10 keV energy band based on X-ray hardness ratios to model the absorption in AGN up to redshift three. Our sample does not show evidence of a rapid decline of the AGN luminosity function up to redshift four.

  17. Simultaneous observations of energetic (keV) upstreaming and electrostatic hydrogen cyclotron waves

    A comparative study of upstreaming energetic ions in the kilovolt energy range and electrostatic hydrogen cyclotron (EHC) waves has been made using the ion mass spectrometer and plasma wave receiver data sets for the first 1200 orbits of the S3-3 spacecraft. The pustreaming energetic ions and EHC waves are found to coincide in over 90% of the events studied. In addition, both EHC waves and upstreaming ions with energies greater than 500 eV exhibit a lower border in their altitude distribution near 5000 km. The nearly exact correlation suggests either than the upstreaming ions are producing the EHC waves or that the EHC waves are heating the ions. One example of EHC waves and upstreaming energetic ions is analyzed to test the two hypotheses. Evidence that EHC waves are heating ions is presented in the form of conic ion distributions which some theories predict are the consequence of this process. Perpendicular ion heating to at least 6 keV is found to coincide with EHC waves. Evidence that the upstreaming ions are the source of free energy for the EHC waves is presented in the form of an ion distribution function with partialf/partialv>0. However, the stability of that ion distribution function is considered and found to be stable unless other conditions such as filamentation or electron drift are invoked. There also exists the possibility that the source of free energy for EHC waves is drifting thermal electrons. For the one example studied the drifting electron process is consistent with data from the S3-3 magnetometer. However, it is inconsistent with the S3-3 electron spectrometer which indicates that the current is carried by keV electrons, not thermal electrons. Consequently, the source of free energy for EHC waves is not yet unambiguously determined

  18. SURVIVAL DEPTH OF ORGANICS IN ICES UNDER LOW-ENERGY ELECTRON RADIATION ({<=}2 keV)

    Barnett, Irene Li; Lignell, Antti; Gudipati, Murthy S., E-mail: gudipati@jpl.nasa.gov [Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Mail Stop 183-301, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)

    2012-03-01

    Icy surfaces in our solar system are continually modified and sputtered with electrons, ions, and photons from solar wind, cosmic rays, and local magnetospheres in the cases of Jovian and Saturnian satellites. In addition to their prevalence, electrons specifically are expected to be a principal radiolytic agent on these satellites. Among energetic particles (electrons and ions), electrons penetrate by far the deepest into the ice and could cause damage to organic material of possible prebiotic and even biological importance. To determine if organic matter could survive and be detected through remote sensing or in situ explorations on these surfaces, such as water ice-rich Europa, it is important to obtain accurate data quantifying electron-induced chemistry and damage depths of organics at varying incident electron energies. Experiments reported here address the quantification issue at lower electron energies (100 eV-2 keV) through rigorous laboratory data analysis obtained using a novel methodology. A polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon molecule, pyrene, embedded in amorphous water ice films of controlled thicknesses served as an organic probe. UV-VIS spectroscopic measurements enabled quantitative assessment of organic matter survival depths in water ice. Eight ices of various thicknesses were studied to determine damage depths more accurately. The electron damage depths were found to be linear, approximately 110 nm keV{sup -1}, in the tested range which is noticeably higher than predictions by Monte Carlo simulations by up to 100%. We conclude that computational simulations underestimate electron damage depths in the energy region {<=}2 keV. If this trend holds at higher electron energies as well, present models utilizing radiation-induced organic chemistry in icy solar system bodies need to be revisited. For interstellar ices of a few micron thicknesses, we conclude that low-energy electrons generated through photoionization processes in the interstellar medium

  19. Development status of 200 KeV, linear induction accelerator

    Full text: The Linear Induction Accelerator is being constructed for research and applications of high energy beams with high repetition rate. This paper presents the status of 200 keV, 5 kA, 50 ns, 10 Hz-100 Hz Linear Induction Accelerator (LIA) project undertaken by us. The main challenges involved in this project are development of (i) high power switching modules, (ii) pulse transformer with minimal leakage inductance and (iii) magnetic switches iv) induction cavities. Our scheme starts with a low voltage high current DC system charging a capacitor followed by a chain of compression stages and voltage step-up. The 2.5kV : 20kV first stage pulse transformer with built-in reset arrangement has been designed and fabricated with 6-toroidal amorphous cores of size 160/240/25mm. The total leakage inductance could be minimized to 3.5mH. The coaxially designed next stage pulse compression module has been fabricated and tested for full ratings. Water capacitors have been designed for energy storage at subsequent microsecond time scales. Provided with demineralised water circulation and adequate mechanical support, they are currently under fabrication. A 2.5 W water pulse- forming line (PFL) with water-oil interface is also designed to realize a pulse of 50 ns duration across a matched load with minimum distortion. The PFL is connected to the three induction cavities in parallel by a single output switch and three parallel bunches of cable with 100 kV insulation ratings providing an effective characteristic impedance of 2.5 W. Prototype induction cavities using amorphous cores at 20 kV voltage level have been operated in the adder mode. The graphite field emission diode is connected at the output of the adder consisting of three 75 kV induction modules offering a reflected impedance which matches with that of the PFL

  20. Experimental measurement of effective atomic number of composite materials for Compton effect in the -ray region 280–1115 keV by a new method

    S Prasanna Kumar; T K Umesh

    2011-08-01

    In this paper, we report a new method to determine the effective atomic number, eff, of composite materials for Compton effect in the γ -ray region 280–1115 keV based on the theoretically obtained Klein–Nishina scattering cross-sections in the angular range 50°–100° as well as a method to experimentally measure differential incoherent (Compton) scattering cross-sections in this angular range. The method was employed to evaluate eff for different inorganic compounds containing elements in the range = 1–56, at three scattering angles 60°, 80° and 100° at three incident gamma energies 279.1 keV, 661.6 keV and 1115.5 keV and we have verified this method to be an appropriate method. Interestingly, the eff values so obtained for the inorganic compounds were found to be equal to the total number of electrons present in the sample as given by the atomic number of the elements constituting the sample in accordance with the chemical formula of the sample. This was the case at all the three energies.

  1. Mechanical design and construction of a 200 mA, 100 keV, dc, negative ion accelerator

    A volume production source and a 100 keV, dc, accelerator together with an additional, modular, 100 keV, electro static focused accelerator provide a starting point for a high energy H-/D- beam-line (200 keV to 800 keV), intended for fusion energy applications. The 100 keV accelerator tests started in June 1987. The mechanical design and construction of the accelerator is described. 3 refs., 8 figs

  2. Optical excitation function of H(1s-2p) produced by electron impact from threshold to 1.8 keV

    The optical excitation function of prompt Lyman-α radiation, produced by electron impact on atomic hydrogen, has been measured over the extended energy range from threshold to 1.8 keV. Measurements were obtained in a crossed-beams experiment using both magnetically confined and electrostatically focused electrons in collision with atomic hydrogen produced by an intense discharge source. A vacuum-ultraviolet monochromator system was used to measure the emitted Lyman-α radiation. The absolute H(1s-2p) electron impact excitation cross section was obtained from the experimental optical excitation function by normalizing to the accepted optical oscillator strength, with corrections for polarization and cascade. Our data are significantly different from the earlier experimental results and which are limited to energies below 200 eV. Statistical and known systematic uncertainties in our data range from ±4% near threshold to ±2% at 1.8 keV. Multistate coupling affecting the shape of the excitation function up to 1 keV impact energy is apparent in both the present experimental data and present theoretical results obtained with convergent close-coupling (CCC) theory. This shape function effect leads to an uncertainty in absolute cross sections at the 10% level in the analysis of the experimental data. The derived optimized absolute cross sections are within 7% of the CCC calculations over the 14 eV endash 1.8 keV range. The present CCC calculations converge on the Bethe-Fano profile for H(1s-2p) excitation at high energy. For this reason agreement with the CCC values to within 3% is achieved in a nonoptimal normalization of the experimental data to the Bethe-Fano profile. The fundamental H(1s-2p) electron impact cross section is thereby determined to an unprecedented accuracy over the 14 eV endash 1.8 keV energy range. (Abstract Truncated)

  3. What can BeppoSAX do about the 2-10 keV cosmic background ? A progress report

    Chiappetti, L; Del Sordo, S; Maccarone, M C; Mineo, T; Molendi, S

    1997-01-01

    We report the current status of the analysis of the MECS background using the entire dataset of the BeppoSAX Science performance Verification Phase. We have collected 360 ks of dark Earth instrumental background, 470 ks of bright Earth background and 1100 ks of blank field data. We are attempting to model the instrumental background in terms of its various components (in particular the spatial modulation of the residual contamination by the built-in Fe calibration sources), and then use this model, and the information on the vignetting and the PSF to derive the cosmic background in the 2-10 keV range

  4. Preliminary measurements of doubly differential cross sections for ejection of electrons from atomic hydrogen by 70 keV protons

    A Slevin atomic hydrogen source has been used to produce a thermal beam of H and H2 as a target for 70 keV protons. A method has been devised which yields atomic to molecular hydrogen cross section ratios. Since the electron ejection cross sections for H2 are known, the atomic hydrogen cross sections can be determined. The angular and energy ranges of the detected electrons, differential in angle and energy, are 20 degrees-160 degrees and 1.5-250 eV respectively

  5. Preliminary measurements of doubly differential cross sections for ejection of electrons from atomic hydrogen by 70 keV protons

    Kerby, G.W.; Gealy, M.W.; Hsu, Y.Y.; Rudd, M.E. [Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB (United States)

    1993-05-01

    A Slevin atomic hydrogen source has been used to produce a thermal beam of H and H{sub 2} as a target for 70 keV protons. A method has been devised which yields atomic to molecular hydrogen cross section ratios. Since the electron ejection cross sections for H{sub 2} are known, the atomic hydrogen cross sections can be determined. The angular and energy ranges of the detected electrons, differential in angle and energy, are 20{degrees}-160{degrees} and 1.5-250 eV respectively.

  6. Fragmentation of multicharged C70q+ prepared in collisions with F+ ions at 3 keV

    Ionization and successive evaporation of C70r+ is studied as a function of the internal energy using collision induced dissociation under energy control. Multicharged ions C70r+ are prepared in F+ (3 keV) + C70 → F− + C70r+ + ne collisions. Up to seven successive evaporation of C2 are observed in an excitation energy range from 40 to 100eV. The dissociation energies of C70-2m2+ (m=1-7) are determined using a statistical cascade model to reproduce the excitation energy distribution of C702+ parent ions for each dissociation channel. Results are in good agreement with previous theoretical calculations

  7. Search for a 17 keV neutrino in the internal bremsstrahlung spectrum of 125I

    We have searched for evidence of the emission of a 17 keV neutrino in the internal bremsstrahlung (IB) spectrum accompanying the electron capture decay of 125I. The IB spectrum, recorded in a planar Ge detector, has 1.2x106 counts per keV at 17 keV below the 2p end point. We set an upper limit of 0.4% for the admixture of a 17 keV neutrino, at the 90% confidence level, and exclude a 0.8% admixture at the 99.6% confidence level. The QEC value is found to be 185.77±0.06 keV. We also find that the recent calculations of Suric et al., which employ relativistic self-consistent-field atomic wave functions, reproduce the shape and relative intensity of IB partial spectra within a few percent

  8. Electron double differential distribution in ionization of helium by 8 keV electron impact

    Electrons emitted from He in collision with 8 keV electrons were measured in the energy range from 1 to 400 eV and wide range of observation angles between 30 deg and 150 deg. The measured energy and angular distribution of double differential cross sections (DOCS) of these electrons are compared with the theoretical calculation provided by R.D. Rivarola et al. The single differential cross sections (SDCS) are deduced by integrating the DDCSs over solid angle and emission energy. For the calculation of DDCS for He a first-order Born approximation is employed. Within the framework of this model, both the incident and the scattered electrons are described by plane waves, whereas the initial atomic bound state is described by a Lowdin's wavefunction and the final continuum state for the ionized electron is chosen taken into account the interaction between the emitted electron and the residual target at large asymptotic separations. The experimental data is in reasonably good agreement with the theoretical predictions. (author)

  9. Comment on the paper "Dark matter searches going bananas: the contribution of Potassium (and Chlorine) to the 3.5 keV line" by T. Jeltema and S. Profumo

    Boyarsky, A; Iakubovskyi, D; Ruchayskiy, O

    2014-01-01

    We revisit the X-ray spectrum of the central 14' of the Andromeda galaxy, discussed in our previous work [1402.4119]. Recently in [1408.1699] it was claimed that if one limits the analysis of the data to the interval 3-4 keV, the significance of the detection of the line at 3.53 keV drops below 2 sigma. In this note we show that such a restriction is not justified, as the continuum is well-modeled as a power law up to 8 keV, and parameters of the background model are well constrained over this larger interval of energies. This allows for a detection of the line at 3.53 keV with a statistical significance greater than ~3 sigma and for the identification of several known atomic lines in the energy range 3-4 keV. Limiting the analysis to the 3-4 keV interval results in increased uncertainty, thus decreasing the significance of the detection. We also argue that, with the M31 data included, a consistent interpretation of the 3.53 keV line as an atomic line of K XVIII in all studied objects is problematic.

  10. Electron back-scattering coefficient below 5 keV: Analytical expressions and surface-barrier effects

    Cazaux, J.

    2012-10-01

    Simple analytical expressions for the electron backscattering coefficient, η, are established from published data obtained in the ˜0.4-5 keV range for 21 elements ranging from Be to Au. They take into account the decline in η with a decrease in energy E° for high-Z elements and the reverse behavior for low-Z elements. The proposed expressions for η (E°) lead to crossing energies situated in the 0.4-1 keV range and they may be reasonably extended to any of the other elements—via an interpolation procedure—to metallic alloys and probably to compounds. The influence of the surface barrier on the escape probability of the back-scattered electrons is next evaluated. This evaluation provides a theoretical basis to explain the observed deviation between various published data as a consequence of surface contamination or oxidation. Various practical applications and strategies are deduced for the η-measurements in dedicated instruments as well for the image interpretation in low voltage scanning electron microscopy based on the backscattered electron detection. In this microscopy, the present investigation allows to generalize the scarce contrast changes and contrast reversals previously observed on multi elemental samples and it suggests the possibility of a new type of contrast: the work function contrast.