Evaluation of nuclear reaction cross sections for optimization of production of the emerging diagnostic radionuclide 55Co

N. Amjed, M. Hussain, M. N. Aslam, F. Tárkányi, S. M. Qaim

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Abstract

The excitation functions of the 54Fe(d,n)55Co, 56Fe(p,2n)55Co and 58Ni(p,α)55Co reactions were analyzed with relevance to the production of the β+-emitter 55Co (T1/2=17.53h), a promising cobalt radionuclide for PET imaging. The nuclear model codes ALICE-IPPE, EMPIRE and TALYS were used to check the consistency of the experimental data. The statistically fitted excitation function was employed to calculate the integral yield of the product. The amounts of the radioactive impurities 56Co and 57Co were assessed. A comparison of the three investigated production routes is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-48
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume108
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2016

Keywords

  • Deuteron induced reaction on enriched Fe
  • Evaluated nuclear data
  • Non-standard positron emitter Cobalt-55 for PET
  • Nuclear model analysis
  • Proton induced reactions on enriched Ni and Fe
  • Thick target yields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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