Diffraction of Cathode Rays

Cochrane, William (1935) Diffraction of Cathode Rays. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The following is intended to give an account of certain aspects of electron diffraction by thin films. Chapter I deals with those parts of wave mechanics which have a bearing in the problem. Chapter II discusses the collision of a beam of swift electrons with an atom. The method given there for calculating the scattering power of any atom appears to be new and, while the calculations involved are simple, the accurancy of the method appears to be good. Chapter III is concerned with the scattering of electron waves by a lattice. An account then follows, in chapter IV, of experiments on the diffraction of cathode rays using a new type of apparatus. The various patterns obtained are discussed and the intensities, measured directly, are compared with the theory of chapters II and III. Finally, chapter V contains concluding remarks together with some experimental results on the absorpion of the electron beam by a film.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Electrical engineering
Date of Award: 1935
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1935-80036
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 10:04
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 10:04
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/80036

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