Alpha-, Beta- and Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy

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K. Siegbahn
Elsevier, Dec 2, 2012 - Science - 915 pages
Alpha-, Beta- and Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy Volume 1 offers a comprehensive account of radioactivity and related low-energy phenomena. It summarizes progress in the field of alpha-, beta- and gamma-ray spectroscopy, including the discovery of the non-conservation of parity, as well as new experimental methods that elucidate the processes of weak interactions in general and beta-decay in particular.
Comprised of 14 chapters, the book presents experimental methods and theoretical discussions and calculations to maintain the link between experiment and theory. It begins with a discussion of the interaction of electrons and alpha particles with matter. The book explains the elastic scattering of electrons by atomic nuclei and the interaction between gamma-radiation and matter. It then introduces topic on beta-ray spectrometer theory and design and crystal diffraction spectroscopy of nuclear gamma rays. Moreover, the book discusses the applications of the scintillation counter; proportional counting in gases; and the general processes and procedures used in determining disintegration schemes through a study of the beta- and gamma-rays emitted. In addition, it covers the nuclear shell model; collective nuclear motion and the unified model; and alpha-decay conservation laws. The emissions of gamma-radiation during charged particle bombardment and from fission fragments, as well as the neutron-capture radiation spectroscopy, are also explained.
Experimentalists will find this book extremely useful.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I INTERACTION OF ELECTRONS AND α PARTICLES WITH MATTER
1
CHAPTER II INTERACTION OF yRADIATION WITH MATTER
37
CHAPTER III BETARAY SPECTROMETER THEORY AND DESIGN MAGNETIC ALPHARAY SPECTROSCOPY HIGH RESOLUTION SPECTR...
79
CHAPTER IV CRYSTAL DIFFRACTION SPECTROSCOPY OF NUCLEAR yRAYS
203
CHAPTER V THE SCINTILLATION METHOD
245
CHAPTER VI PARTICULAR DETECTION METHODS
303
CHAPTER VII SOME EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES
379
CHAPTER VIII PROCEDURES FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF DISINTEGRATION SCHEMES
467
CHAPTER X COLLECTIVE NUCLEAR MOTION AND THE UNIFIED MODEL
601
CHAPTER XI ALPHADECAY
701
CHAPTER XII GAMMARADIATION FROM CHARGED PARTICLE BOMBARDMENTCOULOMB EXCITATION
745
CHAPTER XIII NEUTRON CAPTURE RADIATION SPECTROSCOPY
769
CHAPTER XIVGAMMARADIATION FROM FISSION
805
APPENDIX 1
827
APPENDIX 2
845
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CHAPTER IX THE SHELL MODEL
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