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A Monte Carlo Approach to the Simulation of Characteristic X-ray Yields for the APXS Instrument

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dc.contributor.advisor Campbell, Iain
dc.contributor.author Thomson, David
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-28T18:05:46Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-28T18:05:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-07
dc.date.created 2014-07-22
dc.date.issued 2014-07-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8235
dc.description.abstract In this thesis a new Monte Carlo simulation (MCYAC) is created and employed,which simulates measurements taken by the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) on the Mars Science Laboratory rover. Several consistency checks are conducted to test the validity of MCYAC. The checks verify that the simulation gives consistently reasonable results. The results of the Monte Carlo simulation are compared to those found experimentally, with experimental X-ray yields per second calculated using the GUAPX least squares tting program. The largest source of discrepancy between these programs is thought to come from the geometry values of the APXS instrument used in the Monte Carlo simulation, some of which are unknown. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Iain Campbell en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Monte Carlo en_US
dc.subject APXS en_US
dc.subject Characteristic X-ray Yields en_US
dc.subject Average Angles en_US
dc.subject Alpha Particle Energy Variation en_US
dc.title A Monte Carlo Approach to the Simulation of Characteristic X-ray Yields for the APXS Instrument en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Physics en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Physics en_US
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