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Date of Award

4-1980

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

Supervisor

Dr. T. J. Kennett

Abstract

A system to process automatically nuclear film detectors was developed by interfacing a commercial television camera to a computer and analyzing the two level images of white objects on a dark background.

Two analysis methods were used; it is concluded that they have different ranges of application. For intermediate to high fluencies (> 100 impacts/mm²) the antitransformation of the white line length distribution function obtained throughout a raster scan provides results with uncertainties smaller than the statistical fluctuations of the hole density in the film. For fluencies down to 20 impacts/mm² a direct image analysis gives more accurate results in reasonably short times. The limiting factor for very low fluencies is the resolution of the television camera.

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