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Alpha Spectroscopy Low Energy Error

  1. Oct 29, 2010 #1

    I've taken a spectrum of a U238 sample, and I keep getting this hill of low energy values. Any ideas as to what could be causing them?

    Sorry about the weird screenshot; it's the only one I had and my friend couldn't see the dots, so i had to go over them in paint.

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  3. Oct 30, 2010 #2


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    What is the scale of the abscissa?

    I would suggest comparing it to a standard alpha spectrum of U-238.
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