An investigation of some wave-properties of beta-rays

Curran, Samuel C. (Samuel Crowe) (1937) An investigation of some wave-properties of beta-rays. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The following thesis contains an account of researches performed by the author in the Research Laboratories of the Natural Philosophy Department at Glasgow University. The sequence of the experimental work is given in the order in which it was carried out, each part leading on naturally to the following one. The investigation of diffraction by methods similar to those used in cathode ray work failed to produce results, but on the other hand an effect was obtained which gave results very similar in their nature to diffraction. This was therefore investigated and thereafter attention was turned to original methods which might be utilised in the study of diffraction. As the method of detention was of fundamental importance the action of electrical counters was studied and this resulted in the discovery of new types of electrical counters, the detecting vessels being H.F. discharge tubes of various kinds. Finally an entirely original method was devised to investigate diffraction and results were obtained by transmission of beta-rays from radium E through films of gold and aluminium.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Colleges/Schools: College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Date of Award: 1937
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1937-80100
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 09:13
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 13:59
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.80100
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