Experimental determination of cross section of alpha-induced reactions on natPd

A. Hermanne, F. Tárkányi, S. Takács, Yu N. Shubin

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Alpha-particle induced nuclear reactions that result in the generation of several Ag (mass numbers 103, 104g, 105, 106m, 110m, 111, 112) and Cd (mass numbers 104, 105, 111m) radionuclides were investigated using the stacked-foil activation technique on natural palladium targets up to Eα = 37 MeV. Excitation functions are reported for the first time for reactions of the type natPd(α, pxn)*Ag (x = 1-5) and natPd(α, xn)*Cd (x = 1-5). The experimental results are compared with model calculations performed with the ALICE-IPPE code. For selected radionuclides useful in medical practice a comparison of possible production routes for α, p and d induced reactions on natPd is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-332
Number of pages12
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2005


  • Ag
  • Alpha induced reactions
  • Cd
  • Cross sections
  • Medical radionuclides
  • Pd target

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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