Excitation function measurement for zirconium-89 and niobium-90 production using alpha-induced reactions on yttrium-89

T. Murata, M. Aikawa, M. Saito, H. Haba, Y. Komori, N. Ukon, S. Takács, F. Ditrói

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An experiment of α-induced reactions on yttrium-89 was performed to investigate the excitation functions of 89Zr and 90Nb, which are suitable for immuno-PET studies. The stacked-foil method, activation technique, and off-line γ-ray spectrometry were used for this investigation. The excitation functions of 92m,91m,89m,89gNb,88Zr, and 90m,88g,87m,87gY were also derived and compared with earlier experimental and the TENDL-2017 data. Good agreements with part of the previous studies were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2019



  • Alpha particle
  • Excitation function
  • Immuno-PET
  • Niobium-90
  • Yttrium
  • Zirconium-89

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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