Quantitative analysis of Li by PIGE technique

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In this work, the cross section of the reactions 7Li(p,pγ)7Li (γ – 478 keV) at the proton energy range 2.0–4.2 MeV was measured. The measurements were carried out at the 3 MV Tandem Accelerator at the CTN/IST Laboratory in Lisbon. To validate the obtained results, calculated gamma-ray yields were compared, at several proton energy values, with experimental yields for thick samples made of inorganic compounds containing lithium. In order to quantify the light elements present in the samples, we used a standard free method for PIGE in thick samples, based on a code – Emitted Radiation Yield Analysis (ERYA), which integrates the nuclear reaction excitation function along the depth of the sample. We also demonstrated the capacity of the technique for analysis of Li ores, as Spodumene, Lithium Muscovite and Holmquistite, and Li-alloys for plasma facing materials showing that this is a reliable and accurate method for PIGE analysis of Li in thick samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2017
Event12th European Conference on Accelerators in Applied Research and Technology (ECAART) - Jyvaskyla, Finland
Duration: 3 Jul 20168 Jul 2016


  • Inelastic cross section
  • Lithium
  • PIGE


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