Physics 111: Beta Ray Spectroscopy (BRA) Physics 111 Advanced Laboratory. Professor Sumner Davis This video accompanies the Beta Ray Spectroscopy Experiment, providing students with an introduction to the theory, apparatus, and procedures. Radioactive decay of nuclei by emission of beta rays (electrons) is a fundamental phenomenon of nuclear physics. In this experiment you will measure the energies and momenta of beta rays emitted by radioactive cesium. A study of the number of electrons emitted vs. the momentum yields information about decay processes. Once you observe the beta decay spectrum, you will model the phenomenon with a Fermi-Kurie plot that incorporates the theory of beta decay and determines the maximum energy available in the decay process http://advancedlab.org
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