Thesis / Dissertation

Novel techniques and standards for X-ray spectrometry and tests of QED

Lucas Francis Smale, Chantler Christopher T (ed.)

Published : 2016

Abstract

This thesis advances the standards and techniques used in x-ray spectrometry for laboratory sources and advanced sources, such as Electron Beam Ion Traps (EBITs). This impacts upon popular fields including x-ray diffraction, x-ray absorption spectroscopy and advanced quantum mechanics. A new method of removing cosmic ray signals from CCD detectors in a low ux environment is presented. New characterizations of Ti Kß and V Kß, to be used as calibration standards, are presented. Preliminary measurements of lines of He-like Cr lines were performed to test QED. Different types of x-ray spectrometry are important in fields such as testing Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) in the x-ray regime and the..

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