Investigation of production routes for the 161Ho Auger-electron emitting radiolanthanide, a candidate for therapy

F. Tárkányi, F. Ditrói, A. Hermanne, S. Takács, A. V. Ignatyuk

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The radiolanthanide 161Ho (2.48 h) is a promising Auger-electron emitter for internal radiotherapy that can be produced with particle accelerators. The excitation functions of the natDy(p,xn) 161Ho and natDy(d,x)161Ho reactions were measured up to 40 and 50 MeV respectively by using the stacked foil activation method and γ-ray spectrometry. The experimental data were compared with results of the TALYS code available in the TENDL 2011 library [1]. The main parameters of different production routes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-286
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 14 2013



  • Ho
  • Ho
  • Medical radioisotopes
  • Proton and deuteron irradiation
  • Therapeutical isotopes

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

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