Award Date

1-1-2003

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

First Committee Member

Dennis Lindle

Number of Pages

68

Abstract

An x-ray emission spectrometer, developed at beamline 9.3.1 of the Advance Light Source (ALS), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), will allow performing measurements of x-ray emission from molecules and materials in gas, liquid and solid phases with energy, angle and polarization dependence. A two-dimensional position-sensitive detector system with data acquisition software is developed for the spectrometer that allows collecting a complete x-ray emission spectrum simultaneously. Mechanical supports for detector mounting and a holder for solid samples are designed and manufactured. Energy calibration, resolution, and performance of the detector system and the spectrometer are tested by studying a solid potassium chloride (KCl) sample with photon energies in the vicinity of Cl K edge. A detectable energy range of 55--60 eV with a resolution of 0.2 eV are obtained and reported. The detector system and data acquisition software are suitable for x-ray emission measurements.

Keywords

Chlorine; Compounds; Emission; Radiation; Ray; Solid; Spectroscopic; Study; Synchrotron

Controlled Subject

Chemistry, Physical and theoretical; Molecular dynamics; Radiation; Nuclear physics

File Format

pdf

File Size

1751.04 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/xsco-sdx9


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