Total cross section measurements by X-ray detection of electron-capture residual activity

C. N. Chang, J. J. Kent, J. F. Morgan, S. L. Blatt

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A method is presented for measuring total cross-sections for reactions producing final nuclei which decay by electron capture. The method involves the detection of the X-rays from the atom produced by the electron capture, by use of a Si(Li) detector. As an example, results are presented for the total cross section of the reaction 48Ti(α, n)51Cr in the bombarding energy range 5.0 to 11.0 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-331
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1973 Jun 1


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