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Excitation functions of some deuteron-induced nuclear reactions on Al

M. Shuza Uddin EMAIL logo , M. Shamsuzzoha Basunia and Syed M. Qaim
From the journal Radiochimica Acta


Excitation functions of the reactions 27Al(d,αp)24Na, 27Al(d,2p)27Mg and 27Al(d,p)28Al were measured by the activation technique up to deuteron energies of 37 MeV. The available experimental databases of the reaction products 27Mg and 28Al were extended and compared with the nuclear model calculations based on the code TALYS-1.8. Our measured data are reproduced well by the model calculations after adjustment of a few free input parameters. The cross-section ratio of the (d,αp) to (d,2p) process as a function of projectile energy was deduced from the measured data, and the result is interpreted in terms of competition between a proton and an α-particle emission.

Corresponding author: M. Shuza Uddin, Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA; and Tandem Accelerator Facilities, INST, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, E-mail:


M. Shuza Uddin thanks the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, for inviting him as a visiting scientist. He would also like to acknowledge the authorities of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and Ministry of Science and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, for granting leave of absence to conduct these experiments abroad. We wish to thank the operation staff of the 88-inch cyclotron, LBNL, for providing the deuteron beam. This work was performed under the auspices of the US Department of Energy by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Conflict of interest statement: The authors declare no conflicts of interest regarding this article.


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Received: 2021-06-11
Accepted: 2021-07-14
Published Online: 2021-07-29
Published in Print: 2021-10-26

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