Boron of natural composition was investigated in the form of NiBSi metallic-glass foil to determine the cross-section functions of the natB(p,x)7Be and the natB(d,x)7Be nuclear reactions. These reactions are very important from the point of view of Thin Layer Activation (TLA) technique to monitor the wear of boron-containing superhard materials (e.g. BN), because the 7Be with its half-life of 53 d and gamma-energy of 447 keV is very suitable for wear measurements. The possibility of recoil-implantation of the radioactive nuclei was also studied.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics