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So I'm doing a Beta Spectroscopy of Sodium and apart from the Energy Spectrum, I'm intending to use the Kurie Plot to incorporate the Coulomb Correction Factor F(Z,p). But when I try plotting the data, my K(Z,p) has an incredibly huge number, on the order of 10^{20} and the linear graph looks weird. My Count Rate vs Energy selected graph is alright.
Here are my steps.
I am using the equation
- K(Z,p) = √{ N(p)/(p^{2}F(z,p))}
- F(Z,p), I'm using = {2πη}/{ 1 - e^{(-22πη)}}
where η = (Zq^{2})/( ħv)
- To calculate v, I'm using v = BqR/m
- So to calculate p^{2} I'm using (mv)^{2 }= (BqR)^{2}
- Daughter nucleus of the decay is Ne. Z = 10.
- For N(p), I'm using the number of counts measured over an interval of
4 minutes.
The rest are pretty much standard constants.
So for each corresponding count, there would be a corresponding energy selected.
And I will plot the K(Z,p) on the y-axis, vs Energy (keV) on the x-axis.
Is there anything wrong that I'm doing with my Kurie Variable calculation?
Here are my steps.
I am using the equation
- K(Z,p) = √{ N(p)/(p^{2}F(z,p))}
- F(Z,p), I'm using = {2πη}/{ 1 - e^{(-22πη)}}
where η = (Zq^{2})/( ħv)
- To calculate v, I'm using v = BqR/m
- So to calculate p^{2} I'm using (mv)^{2 }= (BqR)^{2}
- Daughter nucleus of the decay is Ne. Z = 10.
- For N(p), I'm using the number of counts measured over an interval of
4 minutes.
The rest are pretty much standard constants.
So for each corresponding count, there would be a corresponding energy selected.
And I will plot the K(Z,p) on the y-axis, vs Energy (keV) on the x-axis.
Is there anything wrong that I'm doing with my Kurie Variable calculation?
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