Precision Energy Measurements with the MSU Cyclotron

  • J. A. NolenJr.


This paper describes the technique currently being used at the Michigan State University Cyclotron Laboratory for the precise determination of nuclear excitation energies and nuclear reaction Q-values. In this work we are using a recently described1 calibration procedure for nuclear emulsions in an Enge split-pole magnetic spectrograph to obtain typical uncertainties of 0.1–1. keV in measurements of particle energies in the 20–40 MeV range. The choice of energy standards, a description of our calibration procedure, and some recent results are presented in the following sections.


Excitation Energy Focal Plane Beam Energy Calibration Line Stable Nucleus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. NolenJr.
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  1. 1.Cyclotron Laboratory and Physics DepartmentMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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