Determination of integral cross sections of 3H in Al foils monitors irradiated by protons with energies ranging from 40 to 2600 MeV
1 NRC Kurchatov Institute - Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia
2 NRNU MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Moscow, Russia
3 Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM 87545, USA
4 SCK·CEN, Boeretang, Mol, Belgium
Published online: 11 May 2016
The results of 3H production in Al foil monitors (∼ 59 mg/cm2 thickness) are presented. These foils have been irradiated in 15×15 mm polyethylene bags of ∼ 14 mg/cm2 thickness together with foils of Cr (∼ 395 mg/cm2 thickness) and 56Fe (∼ 332 mg/cm2 thickness) by protons of different energies in a range of 0.04 – 2.6 GeV. The diameters of all the foils were 10.5 mm. The irradiations were carried out at the ITEP accelerator U–10 under the ISTC Project # 3266 in 2006–2009. 3H has been extracted from Al foils using an A307 Sample Oxidizer. An ultra low level liquid scintillation spectrometer Quantulus1220 was used to measure the 3H β–spectra and the SpectraDec software package was applied for spectra processing, deconvolution and 3H activity determination. The values of the Al (p, x)3H reaction cross sections obtained in these experiments are compared with data measured at other labs and with results of simulations by the MCNP6 radiation transport code using the CEM03.03 event generator.
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