• Measurement and analysis of excitation functions for alpha-induced reactions in copper

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      Nuclear reactions; natural target; analysis of composite activity; statistical model; pre-equilibrium emission

    • Abstract


      Excitation functions for the production of68Ga,67Ga,66Ga,65Ga +65Zn and61Cu fromα-induced reactions in natural copper have been measured in the energy range ≈ 10–40 MeV using the stacked foil technique. A stack of nine copper foils was irradiated by a 40 MeVα-beam. Theγ-rays emitted from the irradiated samples were recorded. Excitation functions have also been calculated theoretically using a statistical model with and without the inclusion of pre-equilibrium emission of particles. Pre-equilibrium component simulated by exciton model shows that the inclusion of pre-equilibrium emission gives better agreement between experimental and theoretical excitation functions. Pre-equilibrium fraction depends on the incident energy and the target mass number.

    • Author Affiliations


      H D Bhardwaj1 2 A K Gautam1 R Prasad1

      1. Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 001, India
      2. D S N College, Unnao - 209 801, India
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