Cross sections of deuteron induced reactions on natSm for production of the therapeutic radionuclide 145Sm and 153Sm

F. Tárkányi, A. Hermanne, S. Takács, F. Ditrói, J. Csikai, A. V. Ignatyuk

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At present, targeted radiotherapy (TR) is acknowledged to have great potential in oncology. A large list of interesting radionuclides is identified, including several radioisotopes of lanthanides, amongst them 145Sm and 153Sm. In this work the possibility of their production at a cyclotron was investigated using a deuteron beam and a samarium target. The excitation functions of the natSm(d,x)145,153Sm reactions were determined for deuteron energies up to 50MeV using the stacked-foil technique and high-resolution γ-ray spectrometry. The measured cross sections and the contributing reactions were analyzed by comparison with results of the ALICE, EMPIRE and TALYS nuclear reaction codes. A short overview and comparison of possible production routes is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-37
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014



  • Deuteron irradiation
  • Natural samarium target
  • Physical yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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