Activation cross sections of the 64Ni(d,2n) reaction for the production of the medical radionuclide 64Cu

A. Hermanne, F. Tárkányi, S. Takács, S. F. Kovalev, A. Ignatyuk

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Abstract

Deuteron particle induced reactions for generation of 64Cu used in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine and its possible short lived contaminant 61Cu were investigated with the stacked foil activation technique on natural nickel targets up to Ed = 20.5 MeV. Excitation functions for the reactions 64Ni(d,2n)64Cu and natNi(d,x)61Cu are obtained by gamma spectroscopy and are compared with earlier literature values. Thick target yields have been deduced from the experimental cross sections and the predictive capability of the ALICE-IPPE, EMPIRE II and GNASH model codes is tested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume258
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2007

Keywords

  • Comparison production routes
  • Copper-61
  • Copper-64
  • Cross sections
  • Deuteron reactions
  • Model calculations
  • Thick target yields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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