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Abstract

Proton activation of a bronze alloy is investigated for the use of thin layer activation (TLA) for surface degradation studies. For this purpose the reactions 65Cu(p,n) 65Zn is considered of interest. To obtain the optimum activation conditions and the calibration curve, relative y-activity versus depth, various techniques were used. These included calculations of the yields using the computer code ALICE and experimental verification of the theoretical results by activation of bronze samples, using the stacked foil technique. These were used to determine the optimum activation conditions and to obtain the calibration curve. Activation of Cu based materials protons of 11.5 MeV leads to a rather homogeneous distribution of 65Zn over the first 130 um, a very useful depth from an engineering point of view.

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Authors: BRUGNONI C, JRC Ispra (IT);BISCONTI R, JRC Ispra (IT);STROOSNIJDER M F, JRC Ispra (IT);LAGUZZI G, CNR, Rome (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fifteenth International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications, Caen (FR), June 14-19, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41516 ORA
Record Number: 199810951 / Last updated on: 1998-09-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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