Investigation of alternative production routes of 99mTc: Deuteron induced reactions on 100Mo

F. Tárkányi, A. Hermanne, S. Takács, M. Sonck, Z. Szudouble acutecs, B. Király, A. V. Ignatyuk

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Activation cross sections of deuteron induced nuclear reactions on enriched 100Mo have been studied up to 50MeV using the stacked foil irradiation technique and gamma spectroscopy. The excitation functions for production of 99mTc, ind99Mo, ind98mNb, ind97mgNb radioisotopes were measured for the first time and compared with the results of the ALICE-D, EMPIRE-D and TALYS codes. Production possibilities of the medically important 99mTc are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-25
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011



  • Cross section
  • Deuteron induced reaction
  • Excitation function
  • Mo and Tc production
  • Mo target

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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