Activation cross-sections of long-lived products of proton-induced nuclear reactions on zinc

F. Tárkányi, F. Ditrói, J. Csikai, S. Takács, M. S. Uddin, M. Hagiwara, M. Baba, Yu N. Shubin, A. I. Dityuk

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In the frame of a systematic study of excitation functions induced by medium energy protons, the activation cross-sections on natural zinc were investigated for different applications. Excitation functions for production of 66,67Ga, 62,65,69mZn, 64Cu, 57Ni, 55,56,57,58Co and 52,54Mn radioisotopes were measured by the stacked foil technique in the energy range of 26-67 MeV. Results were compared with the earlier reported experimental data and theoretical calculations based on the ALICE-IPPE code. Experimental data are presented for the first time for most of the products in the investigated energy range. Applications of the measured data for validating the cross-sections on highly enriched isotopic Zn targets and for thin layer activation method are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-81
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005



  • Activation cross-section
  • Proton induced reactions
  • Zinc
  • Zn, Ga, Cu, Ni, Co and Mn Isotopes

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  • Radiation

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