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Angular Correlation of Gamma Rays

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The students measure the correlation angle between two gamma rays that are emitted simultaneously by the same nuclear source.

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Senior level: P76

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Equipment

Number of set-ups available: 1

Per lab station:

2 small NaI scintillation detectors
2 Canberra Model 3010 high voltage DC power supplies
2 Canberra Model 805 preamps
2 Canberra Model 816 amplifiers
2 Canberra Model 835 timing SCA's
1 coincidence counter
2 Canberra Model 870 scalers
1 Canberra Model 820 zero discriminator
1 Canberra Model 800 NIMbin powers supply
3 pulse shapers
1 oscillscope
1 darkroom timer
1 RF filter
1 relay switch box
2 high voltage BNC cables (~ 6 ft long)
2 long BNC cables (~ 1 meter long)
8 short BNC cables ( ~ 6 inches long)
2 100 foot BNC cables
4 BNC cables (~ 2 feet long)
2 BNC T-connectors
1 specially marked slate table
1 slotted lead pig/padlock
1 set of keys for the padlocks on the lead pig
12 lead bricks
film badges (1 per student)
1 Co-60 sealed source
1 Na-22 sealed source
1 sealed source carrier/padlock
1 meterstick
2 radiation materials signs - mounted on doors.

Charges apparatus

Circuit Diagram

Circuit diagram

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