Production of a 15C radioactive ion beam based on 18O(n,\(\alpha\))

  • T. Malkiewicz
  • G. Lhersonneau
  • M. Fadil
  • U. Jacobsson
  • P. Jones
  • K. Helariutta
  • P. Karvonen
  • S. Khlebnikov
  • W. H. TrzaskaEmail author
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Regular Article - Experimental Physics


In the context of the SPIRAL2 radioactive beam facility the production rate of the neutron-rich 15C nucleus by 18O(n,\(\alpha\)) has been investigated. In a water target of 20 cm3, enriched in 18O and placed behind the neutron converter, a rate of a few 1010 nuclei per second can be reached with 1mA of 40MeV deuterons. A 18O(n,\(\alpha\)) cross-section based on the activation method is proposed. It is intermediate between the highest and lowest evaluations available to date.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Malkiewicz
    • 1
  • G. Lhersonneau
    • 2
  • M. Fadil
    • 3
  • U. Jacobsson
    • 4
  • P. Jones
    • 5
  • K. Helariutta
    • 4
  • P. Karvonen
    • 6
  • S. Khlebnikov
    • 7
  • W. H. Trzaska
    • 8
    Email author
  1. 1.CSC-IT Center for Science Ltd.EspooFinland
  2. 2.Guilherand-GrangesFrance
  3. 3.GANILCaen Cedex 05France
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  5. 5.iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based ScienceSomerset WestSouth Africa
  6. 6.Power DivisionFortum CorporationEspooFinland
  7. 7.Khlopin Radium InstituteSaint PetersburgRussia
  8. 8.Department of PhysicsUniversity of JyvaskylaJyvaskylaFinland

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