Demonstration of the Ramsauer-Townsend Effect in a Xenon Thyratron

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Abstract

The anomalously small scattering of electrons near 1 eV energy by noble gas atoms may be easily demonstrated using a 2D21 xenon thyratron. This experiment is suitable for a lecture demonstration or for an undergraduate physics laboratory. The probability of scattering and the scattering cross section may be obtained as a function of electron energy by measuring the grid and plate currents in the tube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-703
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1968
Externally publishedYes

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Demonstration of the Ramsauer-Townsend Effect in a Xenon Thyratron. / Kukolich, Stephen G.

In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 36, No. 8, 1968, p. 701-703.

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