The surface and body concentrations of carbon and oxygen have been measured in various materials using 3He activation. Channeling techniques have been used to differentiate between interstitial and substitutional location of these impurities.
Thin target excitation functions were determined for (3He,p) reactions with carbon and oxygen over a 3He energy range from 2.5 to 9.0 MeV. These data were used to calculate the activation curves for various combinations of incident particle energy, impurity distributions, and material.
Information on several computer codes used during this study is presented.
The Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory
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Glenn A. Whan
Second Committee Member
Harold D. Southward
Third Committee Member
Dale M. Holm
Fourth Committee Member
Morris E. Battat
Sanders, William Mort. "Techniques for Active 3He Activation Analysis for Carbon and Oxygen." (1971). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ne_etds/88