Experimental measurements and theoretical calculations for proton, deuteron and α-particle induced nuclear reactions on calcium: special relevance to the production of 43,44Sc

M. Alabyad, Gehan Y. Mohamed, H. E. Hassan, S. Takács, F. Ditrói

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The cross sections of the proton, deuteron and α-particle induced nuclear reactions on Ca were determined experimentally up to 20 MeV. The obtained experimental data were validated theoretically using EMPIRE-3.2 and TALYS-1.6. The production yields of 43Sc and 44m,gSc radioisotopes were calculated and discussed in view of the reported experimental data. Of all the production routes, the 44Ca(p,n)44m,gSc and 43Ca(d,n)44m,gSc showed highest yields of 1206 MBq/µA.h (15 → 5 MeV) and 204 MBq/µA.h (8 → 0 MeV), respectively. The α-particles induced reactions on natCa or 40Ca were found to be suitable for producing considerable activity of 43Sc at energy range 8–20 MeV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-128
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume316
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2018

Keywords

  • Sc
  • Sc radionuclides
  • Ca(p,x)Sc reactions
  • Excitation function
  • Model codes
  • Production yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Experimental measurements and theoretical calculations for proton, deuteron and α-particle induced nuclear reactions on calcium: special relevance to the production of <sup>43,44</sup>Sc'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this