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This monograph is concerned with the optimisation of geometric factors in radiation physics experiments. The discussions are essentially confined to those systems in which optimisation is equivalent to symmetrical configurations of the measurement systems. In spite of this limitation, a surprisingly diverse variety of investigations come under the scope of the monograph. They include, among others, measurements of interaction cross section of diverse types, determination of polarisations, development of detectors with almost ideal characteristics, production of radiations with continuously variable energies and development of high efficiency spectrometers etc. The monograph is intended for use by experimental physicists investigating primary interactions of radiations with matter and associated technologies. We have illustrated the various optimisation procedures by considering the cases of the so-called 14 MeV on d-t neutrons and gamma rays with energies less than 3 MeV. In recent years a number of small laboratories have acquired d-t neutron generators thanks, among others, to the projects supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency and it is hoped that the present monograph would be of use to the research workers carrying out experimental measurements using these generators.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10968 EN (1988) MF, PP 163, BFR 300, BLOW-UP COPY, BFR 815, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
Availability: Can be ordered online
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