Experimental cross sections for charged particle production of the therapeutic radionuclide 111Ag and its PET imaging analogue 104m,gAg

A. Hermanne, S. Takács, F. Tárkányi, R. Bolbos

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Proton and deuteron particle induced nuclear reactions for generation of selected Ag radionuclides used in therapeutic or diagnostic nuclear medicine were investigated with the stacked foil activation technique on natural palladium targets up to Ep=43 MeV and Ed=22 MeV, respectively. Excitation functions are reported for the first time for the reactions natPd(d,xn)111Ag, natPd(d,xn) 110mAg, natPd(d,xn)104m,gAg, natPd(p,xn)104m,gAg. Optimal production pathways with minimal contamination, cross sections, thick target yields and activation functions have been deduced and compared with available experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-201
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004



  • Cross sections
  • Pd target
  • Proton and deuteron reactions
  • Therapeutic and diagnostic radionuclides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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