Excitation functions of alpha-particle induced nuclear reactions on natural ytterbium

B. Király, F. Tárkányi, S. Takács, A. Hermanne, S. F. Kovalev, A. V. Ignatyuk

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Excitation functions of the reactions natYb(α,xn)170,171,173,175,177m2Hf, natYb(α,x)171g,172g,177g,178mLu and natYb(α,x)169g,177gYb have been measured up to 39 MeV, among them seven (170,171,173,177m2Hf, 177g,178mLu, 177gYb) are reported for the first time. The experimental excitation functions are compared to the theoretical calculations based on the model code ALICE-IPPE and to the only data-set found in the literature. Yields of different production routes of the therapeutically relevant 177Lu are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3919-3926
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2008



  • Alpha-particle irradiation
  • Cross section
  • Excitation function
  • Lu
  • Yb
  • Ytterbium target

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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