Investigation of production of the therapeutic radioisotope 165Er by proton induced reactions on erbium in comparison with other production routes

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

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The excitation function of the natEr(p,xn)165Tm reaction resulting in production of 165Er was measured up to 70 MeV by activation of stacked foils practically for the first time. The theoretical interpretation is based on the results of the ALICE-IPPE and EMPIRE-II codes. From the measured experimental cross section data integral production yield was calculated and compared with experimental integral yield data reported in the literature. Different production routes of the therapeutic radioisotope 165Er were compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2009



  • Cross section
  • Er target
  • Er therapeutic radionuclide
  • Excitation function
  • Proton induced reaction
  • Tm-Er generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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