Self-scattering in gamma ray sources used in compton scattering experiments

A. J. Rollason, J. Felsteiner, G. E.W. Bauer, J. R. Schneider

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The energy degradation of various monochromatic gamma ray sources due to self-scattering has been studied by Monte Carlo simulation techniques. A direct measurement of the energy spectrum of the 198Au source used for Compton scattering experiments at the Hahn-Meitner Institute (HMI) confirms the predictions of the emission of a low energy tail. The effect of the tail on Compton profiles is examined and a method of correction is proposed and applied to measurements made at the HMI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-543
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987 May 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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