Activation cross sections of alpha-induced reactions on natural ytterbium up to 50 MeV

Moemi Saito, Masayuki Aikawa, Tomohiro Murata, Naoyuki Ukon, Yukiko Komori, Hiromitsu Haba, S. Takács

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Activation cross sections of α-particle induced reactions on natYb were measured. The stacked foil technique, the activation method and the γ-ray spectrometry were used. The stacked target consisted of natYb and natTi foils was irradiated with a 51.0-MeV α beam at the RIKEN AVF cyclotron. The γ rays emitted from the irradiated foils were measured using a high-resolution HPGe detector. Production cross sections of 170,171,172,173,175Hf, 171,172,173,177gLu and 169Yb were determined. The results were compared with previous experimental studies and theoretical calculations. For most of the reactions a consistent agreement was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-21
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2019


  • Lu-medical isotope
  • Yb target
  • Alpha particle induced reaction
  • Excitation function
  • Off-line γ-ray spectrometry
  • Stack-foil activation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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