In this study the excitation function for the ^7Li(d,p)^8Li reaction is determined at incident deuteron energies ranging from 0.623MeV to 1.968MeV by counting the delayed alpha-particles as a result of the ^8Li beta decay. This excitation function reveals resonances at 0.777±0.012MeV and 1.031±0.015MeV with cross sections of 202±9mb and 188±8mb respectively. The uncertainty in the cross section values was due to three independent sources of error within this experiment, the solid angle, the ^8Li half-life, and the target (LiF) thickness. The uncertainty in the energy values was determined from an energy calibration of the accelerator used in this study. Resonances from the ^71i(p,n)^7Be (1.882MeV), 7Li(d,p)^8Li (0.770MeV; 1.02MeV) and ^19F(p,αγ)^16 0 reactions were used in this energy calibration.
College and Department
Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Schilling, Albert E., "⁷Li(d,p)⁸Li excitation function :|bE[subscript d] = 0.623 MeV to 1.968 MeV" (1973). Theses and Dissertations. 8348.