Masters Theses

Author

Zin Aung

Abstract

"Since there is no theoretical basis for the quantization of electric charge, it is reasonable to consider the possible existence of particles with charges much less than the electronic charge ‘e’. Such particles, if they exist, are expected to ionize more lightly than the electron. Similar remarks hold true for particles with electric dipole moments, and relativistic monopoles with strengths much less than ’e’ electrostatic units. These particles have been termed subionizers.

The selection of apparatus for a subionizer search has been discussed. The desired conditions for such a search using a low background, long sensitive time Wilson cloud chamber have been outlined. The techniques by which the desired conditions are achieved are presented. A method of classifying the expansions as a function of (1) background and (2) chamber sensitivity, is established. The criteria for observing a subionizer track are outlined, and the techniques for a limited search were developed.

The apparatus has proved itself useful as a detection instrument for subionizers. Data obtained from a limited search is presented. No subionizers with z in the range 1/6 to 1/2 appeared in a body of photographs containing approximately 800 electron and meson tracks from cosmic rays and natural radioactivity"--Abstract.

Advisor(s)

Kassner, James L.

Committee Member(s)

Webb, William H.
Eppelsheimer, Daniel S., 1909-1988
Planje, Theodore J., 1919-1980

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1961

Pagination

vii, 53 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-52).

Rights

© 1961 Zin Aung, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ionization
Cloud chamber

Thesis Number

T 1300

Print OCLC #

5932707

Electronic OCLC #

982381036

Comments

An abstract is provided at the end of the manuscript.

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