Cross section measurement of alpha particle induced nuclear reactions on natural cadmium up to 52 MeV

F. Ditrói, S. Takács, H. Haba, Y. Komori, M. Aikawa

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Cross sections of alpha particle induced nuclear reactions have been measured on thin natural cadmium targets foils in the energy range from 11 to 51.2 MeV. This work was a part of our systematic study on excitation functions of light ion induced nuclear reactions on different target materials. Regarding the cross sections, the alpha induced reactions are not deeply enough investigated. Some of the produced isotopes are of medical interest, others have application in research and industry. The radioisotope 117mSn is a very important theranostic (therapeutic + diagnostic) radioisotope, so special care was taken to the results for that isotope. The well-established stacked foil technique followed by gamma-spectrometry with HPGe gamma spectrometers were used. The target and monitor foils in the stack were commercial high purity metal foils. From the irradiated targets 117mSn, 113Sn, 110Sn, 117m,gIn, 116mIn, 115mIn, 114mIn, 113mIn, 111In, 110m,gIn, 109mIn, 108m,gIn, 115gCd and 111mCd were identified and their excitation functions were derived. The results were compared with the data of the previous measurements from the literature and with the results of the theoretical nuclear reaction model code calculations TALYS 1.8 (TENDL-2015) and EMPIRE 3.2 (Malta). From the cross section curves thick target yields were calculated and compared with the available literature data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-276
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Alpha particle irradiation
  • Integral yield
  • Natural cadmium target
  • Sn, In and Cd radioisotopes
  • Theoretical nuclear reaction model codes
  • Ti monitor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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