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dc.contributor.supervisor Sharma, Kumar S. (Physics and Astronomy) en_US
dc.contributor.author Morgan, Graeme Edward Baglow
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-23T19:36:29Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-23T19:36:29Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31169
dc.description.abstract A position-sensitive microchannel plate (MCP) detector has been installed at the Canadian Penning Trap (CPT) mass spectrometer located at the CAlifornium Rare Isotope Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU) facility at Argonne National Laboratory in order to carry out Phase-Imaging Ion Cyclotron Resonance (PI-ICR) measurements. With this new measurement method, proof-of-principle mass measurements of five nuclei were made to a precision of $\delta m/m \approx 10^{-7}$. The PI-ICR results are found to be consistent with previous Time-of-Flight Ion Cyclotron Resonance (ToF-ICR) measurements. The content of this thesis covers the entire mass measurement process beginning with beam production at CARIBU through to ion detection at the CPT and a comparison of the ToF-ICR and PI-ICR measurement methods. The future of mass measurements at the CPT with this new technique will also be discussed. en_US
dc.subject Mass spectroscopy en_US
dc.subject Phase-imaging ion cyclotron resonance en_US
dc.subject CPT en_US
dc.subject r process en_US
dc.subject Nuclear astrophysics en_US
dc.subject Penning trap en_US
dc.title A detector upgrade for phase-imaging ion cyclotron resonance measurements at the CPT en_US
dc.degree.discipline Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Gwinner, Gerald (Physics and Astronomy) O'Neil, Joe (Chemistry) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2016 en_US


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