On the orientation effect of the neutron yield increase in d(d, n)3Hе reactions at an energy of 7–12 keV in TiD2 crystals

V. M. Bystritsky, G. N. Dudkin, S. I. Kuznetsov, Yu L. Pivovarov, T. A. Tukhfatullin, V. A. Nevedomsky

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The orientation dependence of the d(d, n)3He reaction probability in a TiD2 crystal at a deuteron energy of 7–12 keV is investigated. The BCM-1.0 code developed for calculating the trajectories of channeled particles within classical mechanics is used to simulate deuteron trajectories at (200)-planar channeling in a 0.15-μm-thick Ti crystal with the angular divergence of the beam taken into account. The enhancement of the reaction probability in the computer experiments is 2.1 in the case of a parallel deuteron beam and near-zero crystal entry angles relative to the (200) planes. In the case of a deuteron beam with its angular divergence equal to 1/5 of the critical channeling angle, the maximum reaction-probability enhancement is 1.5. The results of calculations agree qualitatively with recent experiments performed at Tomsk Polytechnic University.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-584
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surface Investigation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • deuteron beam
  • nuclear fusion reaction
  • orientation dependence
  • planar channeling
  • surface layered structures
  • TiD target

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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