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Θεόδωρος Μερτζιμέκης, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, ΣΧΟΛΗ ΘΕΤΙΚΩΝ ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΩΝ, ΤΜΗΜΑ ΦΥΣΙΚΗΣ, ΕΚΠΑ
Κατασκευή και Χαρακτηρισμός Πυρηνικών Στόχων με τη Μέθοδο Οπισθοσκέδασης Rutherford
Construction and Characterization of Nuclear Targets using Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS)
The present thesis abides to the BSc requirements of the Department of Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The experimental waork was conducted at the Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) of the Nuclear Center of Scientific Research “Demokritos”.
Natural silver (natAg) targets were constructed using the method of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) and in particular the method of Evaporation through Electric Resistance at the INPP.
These natAg targets, as well as an existing isotopic 112Cd target were irradiated in the Tandem Van de Graaff accelerator at the INP aiming to a full characterization, i.e. determine their thickness and purity. The Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS) was used to achieve these goals using a deuterium beam at 1500 keV and at a backscattering angle of 170°.
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nuclear targets, physical evaporation deposition, PVD, natAg, 112Cd, IBA, RBS