Excitation functions were measured for the natAg(d,x)105,106m,110mAg, natAg(d,x)107,109Cd and 27Al(d,x)24Na reactions by the stacked-foil activation technique and high-resolution gamma-spectroscopy over the energy range 0.44-40 MeV. The thick target integral yields were deduced using the measured cross-sections. No experimental data on the natAg+d process are available in the literature above 27 MeV. The nuclides 105Ag, 106mAg and 109Cd produced with deuteron induced activation of natural silver have suitable yields and decay characteristics important for thin layer activation (TLA) analysis. The cross-section for the production of 107Cd and 109Cd is significantly large. Therefore, the Ag+d process can be an efficient route for the production of isotope with a medium energy accelerator. The results of the model calculation using the TALYS code are not consistent with the present data. A large shift in the incident energy is found in TALYS calculations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas