Proton total reaction cross sections for 22 isotopes of Ti, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Zr, and Sn at 14.5 MeV

J. F. Dicello, G. J. Igo, M. L. Roush

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Abstract

Total proton reaction cross sections have been measured at 14.5 MeV for 22 separated isotope targets to an accuracy of 2% for Ti, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Zr isotopes and 4% for the Sn isotopes. A beam-attenuation technique employing a solid-state counter to detect elastically scattered protons at forward angles has been used. Use of the solid-state detector reduces the corrections due to inelastic processes to a negligible level. The total reaction cross sections for the Fe, Ni, Zn, and Zr isotopes increase more rapidly with increasing N than optical-model calculations based on 14.5-MeV elastic-scattering and polarization data predict. The measured values for Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, and Zr isotopes were generally smaller than the optical-model predictions; the measured Sn values, however, were larger. The dip in R near Ni, previously observed using elemental targets in a number of experiments, is reproduced by suitable averaging of the isotope reaction cross sections. The dip is shown to arise from a combination of a sharply rising R with increasing N (for constant Z) and the relatively small average value of N for Ni due to shell closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1001-1015
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Review
Volume157
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1967
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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