Alpha beam monitoring via natCu + alpha processes in the energy range from 40 to 60 MeV

Ferenc Szelecsényi, Kazutoshi Suzuki, Zoltán Kovács, Makoto Takei, Kazuhiro Okada

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Excitation functions were measured using the stacked-foil method for alpha particle-induced nuclear reactions on natural copper leading to the formation of 61Cu, 66Ga and 67Ga in the energy range from 16 to 60 MeV. Extending the recommended database of the natCu(α,x)66Ga and natCu(α,x)67Ga processes with our new values, now the above processes can be used for alpha beam energy and intensity monitoring up to 60 MeV. On the basis of the present study it was found that the natCu(α,x)61Cu process is also a useful candidate for monitor purposes in the 40-60 MeV energy region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-596
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001



  • (α,x) Ga processes
  • Alpha particles
  • Copper target
  • Cross-sections
  • Cu(α,x)Cu
  • Cu(α,x)Ga
  • Monitor reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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