Accession Number : AD0777030

Title :   Cross Sections of Proton-Nucleus Interactions at High Energies,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Silberberg,Rein ; Tsao,Chen-Hsiang

Report Date : 21 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The measured partial cross sections for high energy proton-nucleus interactions have been compiled from more than 200 publications. The targets range from lithium to uranium; the products considered have mass number A > or = 6. A comparison of cross section induced by protons and 4He is tabulated. Also a table of cross sections for (p, xn) reactions is given. These cross sections are useful for studies of interactions of cosmic rays and solar flare particles, as well as in radiation shielding and radiation therapy. These cross sections were used by the authors to develop semiempirical equations for calculating partial cross sections that have not yet been measured. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Proton reactions, *Neutron reactions, *Nuclear cross sections, Cosmic rays, Solar flares, Radiation shielding, Radiotherapy, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE