Particle induced nuclear reaction calculations of Boron target nuclei
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University, Department of Physics, Osmaniye, Turkey
2 Afyon Kocatepe University, Physics Department, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
3 Manisa Celal Bayar University, Department of Physics, Manisa, Turkey
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Published online: 29 September 2017
Boron is usable element in many areas such as health, industry and energy. Especially, Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is one of the medical applications. Boron target is irradiated with low energy thermal neutrons and at the end of reactions alpha particles occur. After this process recoiling lithium-7 nuclei is composed. In this study, charge particle induced nuclear reactions calculations of Boron target nuclei were investigated in the incident proton and alpha energy range of 5–50 MeV. The excitation functions for 10B target nuclei reactions have been calculated by using PCROSS Programming code. The semi-empirical calculations for (p,α) reactions have been done by using cross section formula with new coefficient obtained by Tel et al. The calculated results were compared with the experimental data from the literature.
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