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Measurement of electron backscattering in the energy range of neutron beta decay

Martin, J. W. and Yuan, J. and Hoedl, S. A. and Filippone, B. W. and Fong, D. and Ito, T. M. and Lin, E. and Tipton, B. and Young, A. R. (2003) Measurement of electron backscattering in the energy range of neutron beta decay. Physical Review C, 68 (5). Art. No. 055503. ISSN 0556-2813. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MARprc03

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Abstract

We report on the first detailed measurements of electron backscattering from low Z targets at energies up to 124 keV. Both energy and angular distributions of the backscattered electrons are measured and compared with electron transport simulations based on the Geant4 and Penelope Monte Carlo simulation codes. Comparisons are also made with previous, less extensive, measurements and with measurements at lower energies.


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Additional Information:©2003 The American Physical Society (Received 25 July 2003; published 25 November 2003) We gratefully acknowledge the technical support of Robert Carr. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation.
Subject Keywords:electron backscattering; neutron decay; beta-decay; electron transport theory; Monte Carlo methods; physics computing
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.68.055503
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Deposited On:13 Oct 2006
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