Activation cross-sections for production of 162m,161,155Ho, 165,159,157,155Dy and 161,160,156,155Tb radionuclides in deuteron induced nuclear reactions on elemental dysprosium were measured up to 50MeV for practical application and the test of the predictive power of nuclear reaction model codes. A stacked-foil irradiation technique and off-line gamma-ray spectrometry were used to determine the activities. No earlier cross-section data were found in the literature. The experimental data are compared with the predictions of the ALICE-D, EMPIRE-D and TALYS codes. Integral production yields were calculated from the fitted experimental data.
- Deuteron irradiation
- Dysprosium and terbium radio-isotopes
- Dysprosium target
- Physical yield
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