Study of the reaction for {PIGE} applications


Preketes-Sigalas K, Lagoyannis A, Axiotis M, Harissopulos S, Kokkoris M, Mertzimekis TJ, Paneta V, Provatas G. Study of the reaction for {PIGE} applications. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 2016;368:71–74.


Abstract The differential cross sections of the 2125 keV $\gamma$–ray, emitted by the $^{11}$B(p, p'$\gamma$)$^{11}$B reaction were measured at six (6) angles and at proton energies from 2.5 to 5.0 MeV. The experimental setup consisted of three (3) 100% relative efficiency \{HPGe\} detectors placed on a motorized turntable. The comparison between the present measurements, which have an overall uncertainty of $\sim$8%, and previous ones from literature gives contradictory results. While there are large differences with previous differential cross-section measurements from literature, there is good agreement with previous thick-target yield ones. Additional thick-target measurements were performed in an effort to explain the observed discrepancies.