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dc.contributor.author McKeown, Joseph. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-10T21:14:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-10T21:14:53Z
dc.date.issued 1970 en_US
dc.identifier ocm72792641 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5636
dc.description.abstract A wire chamber spectrometer connected on-line to a PDP-9 and an IBM 360/65 computer has been developed to study (p,2p) reactions at incident energies in the range 30-50 MeV. It consists of two pairs of wire chambers, one pair on each side of the incident beam. Outgoing protons are detected in coincidence in large plastic scintillation counters, subtending solid angles as large as 0.16 sterad. at the centre of the target. As the events arrive, the PDP-9 calculates the proton trajectories and projects them into the target volume. When a gaseous target is employed so that the reaction volume is long in the beam direction, most chance coincidences and slit-scattered protons are rejected by testing for anevent vertex. If a vertex is made, then the event pulse heights and coordinates are sent to the IBM 360/65, where the full kinematic analysis is performed. For a pair of 21.0 MeV outgoing protons the energy resolution of the undetected third particle is 1.5 MeV HWHM and the angular resolution of each arm is 0.32* HWHM. From the data collected during a test run preliminary results are presented on the application of the spectrometer to a study of the D(p,2p)N reaction and the proton-proton bremsstrahlung process. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 202 p. : en_US
dc.language en en_US
dc.rights en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title Design and performance of a two arm wire chamber spectrometer for use at the Manitoba 50 MeV cyclotron en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dc.degree.discipline Physics en_US


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