Title page for ETD etd-06092012-141033

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Denny, John Howard
URN etd-06092012-141033
Title The determination of the resolution of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute electrostatic accelerator
Degree Master of Science
Department Physics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Pardue, Louis A. Committee Chair
Hahn, Thomas M. Committee Member
Johnston, G. Burke Committee Member
  • Electrostatic accelerators
Date of Defense 1958-05-15
Availability restricted
Though modifications and improvements continue

on the Virginia Polytechnic Institute electrostatic

accelerator, the basic machine has been completed and

put into operation. The emphasis thus far has been on

experiments at energies below 750 kev and no attempt has

been made to determine the maximum operating potential.

This work describes the author's contributions to the overall project through the design and construction

of many of the electronic control and instrumentation circuits. Through a study of the inelastic collisions

of protons with fluorinet, a resolution of 9:1 key was


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