Determination and theoretical analysis of the differential cross sections of the 2H(d,p) reaction at energies and detection angles suitable for NRA (Nuclear Reaction Analysis)
1 Department of Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Zografou Campus 15780, Athens, Greece
2 Tandem Accelerator Laboratory, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, Aghia Paraskevi, 15310 Athens, Greece
3 National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
4 Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Garching, Germany
5 Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
6 Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI. 48859, USA
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Published online: 20 March 2014
The accurate determination of deuteron depth profile presents a strong analytical challenge for all the principal IBA (Ion Beam Analysis) techniques. As far as NRA (Nuclear Reaction Analysis) is concerned, the 2H(d,p) reaction, seems to be a promising candidate, especially in the case of complex matrices, or for the study of deep-implanted deuteron layers. In the present work differential cross-section values for the 2H(d,p) reaction have been determined at 140°, 160° and 170°, for Ed,lab=900-1600 keV, with an energy step of 50 keV, using a well-characterized, thin C:D target deposited on a polished Si wafer. The experimental results were analyzed using the R-matrix calculations code AZURE.
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