Comments on the feasibility of 61Cu production by proton irradiation of natZn on a medical cyclotron

F. Szélecsényi, G. F. Steyn, Z. Kovács, T. N. van der Walt, K. Suzuki

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Abstract

Feasibility of 61Cu production in high radionuclidic purity form via natZn(p,x)61Cu nuclear process is discussed. Based on the experimentally available cross-sections of the natZn(p,x)61Cu, natZn(p,x)60Cu and natZn(p,x)64Cu nuclear processes the usefulness of the natZn(p,x)61Cu process for high-scale production is questionable in the 22→12 MeV energy range.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-791
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume64
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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Keywords

  • Cu and Cu contamination
  • Cu production
  • Zn(p,α)Cu and Zn(p,αn)Cu reactions
  • Enriched and natural Zn targets
  • Protons

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Comments on the feasibility of 61Cu production by proton irradiation of natZn on a medical cyclotron. / Szélecsényi, F.; Steyn, G. F.; Kovács, Z.; van der Walt, T. N.; Suzuki, K.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 64, No. 7, 07.2006, p. 789-791.

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Szélecsényi, F. ; Steyn, G. F. ; Kovács, Z. ; van der Walt, T. N. ; Suzuki, K. / Comments on the feasibility of 61Cu production by proton irradiation of natZn on a medical cyclotron. In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2006 ; Vol. 64, No. 7. pp. 789-791.
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