Dietrich, Frank Sigel (1964) A study of the Li7(He3,n)B9 reaction by time-of-flight techniques. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09262002-161756
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The Li^7(He^3,n)B^9 reaction has been investigated at incident energies from 5.2 to 12.5 Mev, using a pulsed-beam time-of-flight spectrometer in conjunction with the ONR-CIT tandem accelerator. The spectrometer includes a pre-acceleration beam-bunching system, which increases the average target current by a factor of approximately 10 for protons and deuterons, and 4 for He^3 and alpha beams. Previously unreported B^9 levels were found at the energies listed below, together with their widths:
At 12.5-Mev bombarding energy, neutron groups corresponding to known B^9 states at 17.19 and 17.63 Mev were observed. No other B^9 states were resolved below 17.9-Mev excitation. The neutron groups were superimposed on an intense background continuum, attributable to processes leading to the final configuration 2[alpha] + p + n. An angular distribution at 8.7-Mev incident energy of neutrons leading to the 14.67-Mev state is roughly isotropic in the center-of-mass system, and the total cross section is 8 mb. A T=3/2 assignment for the 14.67-Mev state is suggested by its narrow width, and by recent studies of the Li^7(t,p)Li^9 and Li^7(He^3,p)Be^9 reactions. A comparison of the Li^7(He^3,p)Be^9 and Li^7(He^3,n)Be^9 reactions shows that the cross sections for formation of the 14.67-Mev B^9 state and the analogous Be^9 state are approximately equal, if barrier-penetration effects in the outgoing channels are removed.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy|
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|Defense Date:||19 May 1964|
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|Deposited On:||27 Sep 2002|
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