Titanium and copper K x rays produced by collisions with fission fragments from Cf252

B. Budick, A. M. Rushton

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    Abstract

    We have observed the energy shifts and intensity ratios of the K x rays of titanium and copper excited by bombarding foils of these materials with fission fragments from the spontaneous fission of Cf252. A lithium-drifted-silicon detector was employed to make the measurements. For both metals studied, larger shifts in the x-ray energies were observed than were recorded for nickel by Watson and Li in their investigation using only the light fission fragments as projectiles. In addition, the KβKα intensity ratio for titanium, after correcting for K-edge absorption in the foil, was found to be very small. We interpret this last result as being due to very high stripping of the M shell of the recoiling titanium atom in collisions with other titanium atoms.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)762-767
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysical Review A
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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