Date of Award

12-1976

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics

Supervisor

Dr. T. J. Kennett

Abstract

This thesis is intended to document a gamma ray spectrometer that has been under development for several years. Some recent improvements in the background continuum are described here and include rise time discrimination of the Ge (Li) detector pulses and rejection of bremsstrahlung degraded events. The experimental arrangement also allowed a study to be made of the individual background components and the results are presented here. In addition a pulse height analyzer was designed for used with the spectrometer. The design was based around a NOVA mini-computer and its hardware and software features are completely described.

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