Nuclear Reactions - Experiments
A typical nuclear reaction experiment investigate the reaction
A + a = B + b
A (a, b) B
and the set up requires a source of energetic particles (a),
a target containing atomic nuclei (A), a shield, detectors for observing
the emitted particle b, and a data collection and analysis system.
Target: Any nuclide, including artificially made ones
Particle Sources: Accelerators (keV, MeV, GeV accelerators),
neutrons (from any source), radioactive rays, particles from
Detectors: Solid state detectors, electronic detectors,
tracl recorders, energy measurements.
Shielding: for the protection of workers and the public.
Data collection and analysis system for finding out what
reactions have taken place. The system includes experimentalists.