Alpha induced reactions on 114Cd and 116Cd: An experimental study of excitation functions

R. Adam Rebeles, A. Hermanne, P. Van den Winkel, F. Tárkányi, S. Takács, L. Daraban

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Excitation functions of alpha induced reactions on enriched 114Cd and 116Cd targets, leading to the formation of the 117m,119mSn, 114 m1, 115 m, 116 m, 117 m, gIn, 115gCd isotopes, were studied by the stacked foil activation technique. Reaction cross-sections were measured from their respective thresholds up to Eα = 38.9 MeV. Quantification of induced isotopes has been made by gamma and X-ray spectrometry. The experimental cross-sections are compared, where available, with values reported previously in literature. Thick target yield for the medically important radionuclide 117mSn is calculated based on discrete values of measured cross-sections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4731-4737
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008


  • Alpha particle induced reactions
  • Cd
  • Enriched cadmium targets
  • Excitation functions
  • In
  • Medical radioisotopes
  • Sn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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