Gamma-ray spectra from He_ reactions with C__ and N__
Phillips, Gerald C.
Master of Arts
Excitation curves of C12 + He3 and N14 + He3 reactions have been studied for He3 bombarding energies from over 1 Mev to about 5 Mev through examination of the gamma rays with a Nal crystal scintillation spectrometer. Gamma-ray spectra were obtained by using a 256-channel pulse height analyzer. From the gamma-ray spectra the various gamma rays from (He3, p) and (He3, He4) reactions have been identified. He3 particles were accelerated by the 5.5 Mev Van de Graaff accelerator at the Rice University.