Date of Award

Summer 1977

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Matthys, Donald

Second Advisor

Greene, J. B.

Third Advisor

Deshotels, Warren


This thesis discusses the alignment and operation of the ARL spectroscope system which includes a spectroscope of 1.5 meter Rowland circle in an Abnev mounting, a multisource exciter, and a comparator-densitometer. Detailed instructions are given for the different tests required to align the system. A few tests have been run on known samples such as brass, iron, and aluminum. The data have been analyzed to determine the capabilities of the system so that future investigators will be able to use it to its maximum potential. Several possible improvements and uses have also been suggested.