Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Abstract

Scintillators emit scintillation light due to the deposited energy of ionizing particles. The scintillation light yield in carbon tetrafluoride (CF4) was measured using alpha particles. As energy was deposited and measured by a surface barrier detector, scintillation light was detected using a cesium iodide coated gas electron multiplier stack which produced photoelectrons. The signal was amplified and measured using a charge sensitive preamplifier. The scintillation light yield in CF4 is 314 +/- 15 photons per MeV over a solid angle of 4 Pi.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2011

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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