Excitation functions of natZr + p nuclear processes up to 70 MeV: New measurements and compilation

F. Szelecsényi, G. F. Steyn, Z. Kovács, C. Vermeulen, K. Nagatsu, M. R. Zhang, K. Suzuki

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Excitation functions for the formation of various radionuclides of Nb, Zr, Y and Sr in proton-induced reactions on natural zirconium were measured up to 66 MeV using the stacked-foil technique. New data are presented for 89m,89gNb, 90(m+g)Nb, 91mNb, 92mNb, 95m,95gNb, 96Nb, 86Zr, 87(m+g)Zr, 88Zr, 89(0.94m+g)Zr, 95Zr, 85m,85gY, 86m,86(0.99m+g)Y, 87m,87(0.984m+g)Y, 88Y, 90mY, 91mY and 85(0.87m+g)Sr. The experimental results are compared with the available literature data as well as the evaluated theoretical predictions by means of the TALYS code, up to 70 MeV, as compiled in the TENDL-2013 library. For a number of short-lived radionuclides, i.e., 85mY, 85gY, 86mY, 90mY, 91mY and 87(m+g)Zr, the present experimental cross sections are likely the first to be reported for their formation in natZr + p.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-191
Number of pages19
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Dec 29 2015


  • Data compilation
  • Excitation functions
  • Formation of Ni, Zr, Y and Sr radioisotopes
  • Proton-induced nuclear reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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