Dunne, James A.
Winger, Jeffry A.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Physics and Astronomy
The 60 kev x-rays from Americium-241 (241Am) have been used in an x-ray attenuation experiment to measure the thickness and attenuation coefficient of an aluminum alloy. Using traditional measurement tools such as a micrometer, to determine the thickness and uniformity of soft metal targets and curved aluminum target cell windows is challenging. Furthermore, the determination of window thickness is important to Jefferson Lab experiments, in particular the Qweak experiment. In this thesis, the thickness of Aluminum foil AL7057 is determined with high accuracy using x-ray attenuation. Using the x-ray attenuation technique has the advantage of nondestructive measurement.
Altayar, Abdullah Riyad, "Measurement of Material Thickness using X-Ray Attenuation" (2017). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3028.