International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Extended Abstract

Investigations of proton beam energy of the MC-50 cyclotron at KIRAMS

Mayeen Uddin Khandaker1,2*, Guinyun Kim2, Kwangsoo Kim2, Hasan Bin Abu Kassim1 and Bijan Nikouravan1
  1Department of Physics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2Department of Physics, Kyungpook National University, 702-701 Daegu, Republic of Korea.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 May 2011
  •  Published: 31 July 2011



The accuracy of the measured excitation functions of nuclear reactions largely depend on the precise measurements of the exposed beam energy in activation experiment. We investigated the proton beam energy of the MC-50 cyclotron at the Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS) employing the method natCu(p,xn)62Zn /natCu(p,xn)65Zn together with a stacked-foil activation technique. The beam energy along with the stacked samples was also theoretically calculated using computer program SRIM-2003. The measured beam energy showed generally a good agreement with the calculated ones, and this fact demonstrated that the energy (<30 MeV) of the proton beam could be determined by irradiating thin metallic Cu foil target with natural isotopic compositions. Hence, this may be considered as a useful technique for beam monitoring purposes in activation experiment.


Key words: Proton beam energy, stacked foil technique, natCu(p,xn)62,65Zn reactions, KIRAMS.