Determination of the Energy of High-Energy γ-Rays by the Photographic Method

Abstract

OBSERVATIONS of the tracks of electron–positron ‘pairs’, produced by the passage of γ-radiation through photographic emulsions, have been described recently by Coates and Herz1. By measuring the energy of the particles of a given pair by the scattering method2,3, in those cases in which the two trajectories are of sufficient length, it is possible to determine the quantum energy of the γ-rays.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Coates, A. C., and Herz, R. H., Phil. Mag., 40, 1088 (1949).

  2. 2

    Goldschmidt-Clermont, Y., King, D. T., Muirhead, H., and Ritson, D. M., Proc. Phys. Soc., 61, 183 (1948).

  3. 3

    Davies, J. H., Lock, W. O., and Muirhead, H., Phil. Mag., 40, 1250 (1949).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

KING, D. Determination of the Energy of High-Energy γ-Rays by the Photographic Method. Nature 165, 526–527 (1950). https://doi.org/10.1038/165526a0

Download citation

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.