Abstract

Reliable data on 7Li(p,p'γ)7Li reaction cross section and photon yield from a thick lithium target are important for many applications including boron neutron capture therapy of malignant tumors. Experimental data on cross section differ greatly from one author to another; experimental data on photon yield are extremely scarce. Measurements of the reaction cross section and photon yield were carried out at the accelerator-based neutron source at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (Novosibirsk, Russia) using a NaI and HPGe γ-ray spectrometers. The 7Li(p,p'γ)7Li reaction cross section and 478 keV photon yield from a thick lithium target at proton energies from 0.65 MeV to 2.225 MeV have been measured with high accuracy. The data obtained are presented in the form of tables.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume502
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Boron neutron capture therapy
  • Cross-section
  • Lithium target
  • Photon yield

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 1.03 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND ASTRONOMY
  • 2.11.OA INSTRUMENTS & INSTRUMENTATION
  • 2.03.RY NUCLEAR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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