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Simulations of the Zeeman slower for the AlCatraz experiment

Bearda, M.G. (2011) Simulations of the Zeeman slower for the AlCatraz experiment. Bachelor's Thesis, Computing Science.

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Abstract

At the Nuclear Physics Institute (KVI) of the University of Groningen people worked on the AlCatraz Experiment. This experiment was designed to detect the calcium-41 isotope for determining the age of materials that contain Calcium, for example bones. The experiment was shut down because of low results on finding the calcium-41 isotope. I simulated the part of the experiment in which was believed most atoms were lost; the Zeeman slower. With improved algorithms and an extensive search for the best parameters I came up with an improvement with a factor of approximately 500. Which could have made the experiment feasible to determine the age.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Computing Science
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:45
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:45
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/9533

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