Investigation of activation cross sections of deuteron induced reactions on indium up to 40MeV for production of a 113Sn/113mIn generator

F. Tárkányi, A. Hermanne, B. Király, S. Takács, F. Ditrói, M. Baba, A. V. Ignatyuk

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113Sn (115.09d) is the parent nuclide of the 113Sn/113mIn generator system. 113mIn (99.476min) is used in diagnostic nuclear medicine and as an Auger-electron emitter is a candidate for internal radiotherapy. Excitation functions of the natIn(d,x) 113mgSn, 116mIn, ind115mIn, 114mIn, ind113mIn, cum111In, 115gCd,111mCd reactions were measured up to 40MeV for the first time. The experimental results were compared with the curves calculated with the ALICE-D and EMPIRE-D theoretical model codes and curves given in the EAF-2007 and TENDL-2009 databases. Thick target yields, impurity levels and specific activities for the optimal energy range were deduced and compared with the same parameters of other charged particle production routes of 113Sn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-36
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011



  • Cross section
  • Deuteron induced reaction
  • Excitation function
  • In target
  • Sn/In generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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