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Energy loss and energy straggling of alpha particles in UO(2) were measured for alpha-energies up to 8.78 MeV, alpha-sources of Pu-239 and multi energy source emitting alpha particles of five different energies obtained by recoil implantation from a Th-228 source were coated with UO(2) layers of 17 different thicknesses. The energy straggling results are discussed in the frame of Bohrs theory. Finally, defects and damage produced by alpha-particles and He-ions in UO(2) are briefly treated.

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Authors: MATZKE H, ITU, JRC-Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Nuclear Materials 270 (1999), 49-54
Record Number: 199911221 / Last updated on: 1999-08-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en