Cross section measurements of the reactions induced by deuteron particles on 13C

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Nuclear reactions induced by deuterons have been found to be an ideal analysis tool for depth profiling of light elements in the first microns of materials. In particular, the nonresonant nuclear reactions (d,p), (d,α) and (d,t) are well adapted to determine depth distributions of 12C and 13C in a single measurement. Nevertheless, only the cross section of the 12C(d,p0)13C nuclear reaction is well known for various experimental configurations. Thus, we measured the differential cross sections of the 13C(d,p00)14C, 13C(d,α0)11B, 13C(d,α1)11B and 13C(d,t0)12C nuclear reactions. A thin 13C foil (83 nm thick) was used and the measurements were performed at deuteron energies from 0.5 to 1.65 MeV for different laboratory angles of detection (135°, 150° and 165° with respect to the incident beam). Then, the results obtained in this work were compared to cross sections measured by Marion and Weber for a detection angle of 135°.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear instruments and methods in physics research B
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


  • &alpha;)<SUP>11</SUP>B; <SUP>12</SUP>C
  • p)<SUP>14</SUP>C; <SUP>13</SUP>C(d
  • Cross section; <SUP>13</SUP>C; NRA; <SUP>13</SUP>C(d


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