The development of a high efficiency focussing [sic] polarizing x-ray crystal monochromator

dc.contributor.advisorOng, Poen S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberEl-Kareh, Auguste B.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberButler, John C.
dc.creatorRandall, John Neal
dc.date.accessioned2022-10-14T21:28:16Z
dc.date.available2022-10-14T21:28:16Z
dc.date.copyright1977
dc.date.issued1977
dc.description.abstractAttempts to perform x-ray fluorescence energy dispersive analysis on low-Z matrix samples are complicated by the detection of a large number of exciting x-ray photons scattered by the sample. This difficulty may be circumvented by plane polarizing the exciting flux of x-rays and positioning the detector in such a manner that a low probability of detecting scattered x-rays is obtained. The proposed method of polarization is Bragg diffraction at an angle near 90 [degrees]. A search method for selecting a suitable polarizer material from the Powder Diffraction File is proposed and executed on a small scale. An analysis of the x-ray optics of an analyzing device is theoretically developed and confirmed experimentally. Construction and implementation of an analyzing device which utilizes polarized x-rays is accomplished with promising results.
dc.description.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineering, Department of
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.other3873418
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/12353
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsThis item is protected by copyright but is made available here under a claim of fair use (17 U.S.C. Section 107) for non-profit research and educational purposes. Users of this work assume the responsibility for determining copyright status prior to reusing, publishing, or reproducing this item for purposes other than what is allowed by fair use or other copyright exemptions. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires express permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleThe development of a high efficiency focussing [sic] polarizing x-ray crystal monochromator
dc.type.dcmiText
dc.type.genreThesis
dcterms.accessRightsThe full text of this item is not available at this time because it contains documents that are presumed to be under copyright and are accessible only to users who have an active CougarNet ID. This item will continue to be made available through interlibrary loan.
thesis.degree.collegeCullen College of Engineering
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical Engineering, Department of
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science

Files

Original bundle

Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
Randall_1977_3873418.pdf
Size:
2.77 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format