Graduation Year

2015

Location

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

This project aims to look at the impact made by certain approximations in electron scattering experiments—specifically whether accounting for these approximation errors is necessary. When using a moveable gun mount, the interaction volume can be determined using a line and cylinder approximation. Data is presented comparing this approximation to the actual volume computed using a Monte Carlo method. A uniform gas distribution is compared to a cosine-squared distribution gas distribution. Additionally, an energy spectrum of a uniform beam is compared to a Gaussian beam for various polarization angles, and a comparison is made between representing the beam as a cone versus a cylinder.

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Code for this project is available online via GitHub.

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Apr 14th, 9:00 AM Apr 14th, 10:00 AM

Monte Carlo Simulations of Electron Scattering Experiments

Atrium, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

This project aims to look at the impact made by certain approximations in electron scattering experiments—specifically whether accounting for these approximation errors is necessary. When using a moveable gun mount, the interaction volume can be determined using a line and cylinder approximation. Data is presented comparing this approximation to the actual volume computed using a Monte Carlo method. A uniform gas distribution is compared to a cosine-squared distribution gas distribution. Additionally, an energy spectrum of a uniform beam is compared to a Gaussian beam for various polarization angles, and a comparison is made between representing the beam as a cone versus a cylinder.