Activation cross sections of deuteron induced reactions on natHf in the 12–50 MeV energy range

F. Tárkányi, A. Hermanne, F. Ditrói, S. Takács, A. V. Ignatyuk

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As a part of our systematical study of activation cross sections of deuteron induced nuclear reactions, cross sections on hafnium were investigated up to 50 MeV. Excitation functions were measured for the natHf(d,xn)178g,177,176,175,173Ta, natHf(d,x)181,180m,179m2,175,173,172Hf, natHf(d,x)173,172,171,170Lu and natHf(d,x)169Yb reactions by using the activation method, stacked foil irradiation technique and off-line gamma-ray spectrometry for quantification of the produced radionuclides. The experimental results are compared with the earlier results in the overlapping energy range, and with the theoretical predictions of the ALICE IPPE-D and EMPIRE II-D theoretical codes and with values reported in the TENDL-2017 on-line library obtained with the TALYS code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-101
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2019



  • Cross section
  • Deuteron irradiation
  • Stacked foil technique
  • Ta, Hf, Lu and Yb radioisotopes
  • Theoretical model codes
  • Thick target yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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