EEE460_Hmwk07_Solution

EEE460_Hmwk07_Solution - EEE 460 Nuclear Concepts for the...

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Unformatted text preview: EEE 460 Nuclear Concepts for the 21st Century Spring 2006 Problem: Understanding charged particle effects can be enhanced through knowledge of the energy-range relations. In this problem, you will use the NIST computer codes ESTAR, PSTAR and ASTAR at http://physics.nist.gov/PhysRefData/Star/Text/contents.html to determine electron, proton and alpha particle behavior, respectively, in aluminum. Using the default energy range, you are to make two graphs with three curves each of: (a) total stopping power, and (b) continuous slowing down approximation (CSDA) range. [20 points] Solution: (a) Total stopping power NIST Computer Code Results for Aluminum 10000 Total Stopping Power (MeV·cm²/g) . 1000 Electron Proton Alpha 100 10 1 0.001 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 10000 Particle Energy (MeV) (b) CSDA range NIST Computer Code Results for Aluminum 10000 1000 100 10 CSDA Range (g/cm²) 1 0.1 0.01 0.001 0.0001 0.00001 0.000001 0.001 Electron Proton Alpha 0.01 0.1 1 10 100 1000 10000 Particle Energy (MeV) EEE460-Homework K.E. Holbert ...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2008 for the course EEE 460 taught by Professor Holbert during the Spring '06 term at ASU.

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