Measuring the Differential Cross Section in Compton Scattering of 0.662 MeV Photons
Arts and Sciences
The Klein-Nishina formula will be tested by determining the differential cross section of Compton scattered photons. A NaI detector will be used to detect scattered photons off of an aluminum target at various angles from a 137Cs source of energy 0.662 MeV. Previous studies by students Josh Vredevoogd and Joel Rogers have shown discrepancies for lower angle measurements, which this experiment seeks to remedy.
Place, Stephen, "Measuring the Differential Cross Section in Compton Scattering of 0.662 MeV Photons" (2016). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 489.