Handbook of Nuclear Spectrometry

Handbook of Nuclear Spectrometry : (Includes Disc with Computer Programs in BASICA)

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The Handbook of Nuclear Spectrometry distills material from many disparate sources and brings widely applicable nuclear spectrometry information into an easily accessible form. The Handbook is divided into two parts. Part I consists of the text which covers such fundamental topics as atomic phenomena, interaction of radiation with matter, and beta-ray, conversion-electron, and gamma-ray spectrometry. To complement the text, Part II is a seriesof practical computer programs provided on an accompanying diskette. Part II is written in Microsoft BASICA and provides the user with a way to modify programs to meet their own specific needs.
The Handbook includes formulae, tables, graphs, and extensive references which make it an invaluable resource for post-graduate nuclear science students, as well as nuclear physicists and chemists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 329 pages
  • 155.4 x 234.7 x 25.7mm | 636.99g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123964407
  • 9780123964403

Table of contents

Part I: Introduction. Fundamental Physical Constants. Elements, Isotopes, and Materials: Elements, Isotopes, Masses, Mass Tables and Q Values. Electron Binding Energies and Atomic Level Widths. Phenomenawithin the Atomic Electron Shells. Properties of Some Frequently Used Composite Materials. Neutron Activation Sensitivities of Elements. Irradiation Yields and Decaying Sources. Beta Decay: Basic Phenomena and Energy Relations. Conservation Laws and Selection Rules. Shapes and Intensities of Continuous Beta Spectra. Electron Capture, Capture Ratios and EC/Positron Competition. log ft Values. Higher-Order Phenomena. Decay of Excited States: Gamma-ray Emission and E0 Transitions. Internal Conversion (IC). Internal Pair Formation (IPF). Interaction of Radiation with Matter. Gamma- and X-ray Interactions. Electron Interactions. Interaction of Swift Ions with Matter. Production of X-rays and Delta-rays (Electrons). Neutron Interaction with Matter: Sheilding. Radiation Detection. Some General Concepts. Special Detector/Spectrometer Types. Radiation Damage of Detectors and Materials. Statistics in Data Collection. Coincidence Measurements. Brief Review of Methods of Gamma-ray Spectrometry. Types of Gamma-ray Spectrometers. Comparison of Efficiencies of NaI(TI) and Germanium Detectors. Background Gamma-rays. Beta-ray and Conversion-electron Spectrometry: Electron in Electric and Magnetic Fields. General Propertiesof Magnetic Beta-ray Spectrometers. Magnetic Electron Transporters in In-beam Spectrometry. Calibration Standards Gamma-ray Energy and Intensity Standards. Gamma-ray and Electron Energy and Intensity Standards. Alpha Decay Energy Standards. AbsoluteStandards and Determination of Their Strengths. Nuclear Reaction Experiments. Energetics of Nuclear Reactions. Some Selected Nuclear Reactions. Miscellaneous Procedures in the Use of an Accelerator. Lifetime Measurements. Recoil and Doppler Effects in Nuclear Spectrometry. Some Special Methods--Brief Description and References. Systematics of Nuclear Data--List of References. Key Articles on Selected Topics of Nuclear Structure. Appendix: Items for a Computer-aided Experiment Logbook. References. Part II: Computer Programs (in BASICA). Index
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