Investigation of the 10B(p, α) 7Be reaction for Boron-Proton Fusion Reactors

Published: May 2022 Wiescher

Lead Author(s): B. Vande Kolk

A multitude of broad interfering resonances characterize the 10B(p,α)7Be cross section at low energies. The complexity of the reaction mechanism and conflicting experimental measurements have prevented a reliable prediction of the cross section over the energy ranges pertinent for a boron-proton fusion reactor environment. This study targets the proton energy region from 0.8 to 2.0 MeV, where kinematic overlap of the scattered protons and reaction α-particles have made past measurements very challenging. Learn more

Publication: Investigation of the 10B(p,α)7Be reaction from 0.8 to 2.0 MeV