Investigation of the α-particle induced nuclear reactions on natural molybdenum

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

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Cross-sections of alpha particle induced nuclear reactions on natural molybdenum have been studied in the frame of a systematic investigation of charged particle induced nuclear reactions on metals for different applications. The excitation functions of 93mTc, 93gTc (m+), 94mTc, 94gTc, 95mTc, 95gTc, 96gTc (m+), 99mTc, 93mMo, 99Mo (cum), 90Nb (m+), 94Ru, 95Ru, 97Ru, 103Ru and 88Zr were measured up to 40 MeV alpha energy by using a stacked foil technique and activation method. The main goals of this work were to get experimental data for accelerator technology, for monitoring of alpha beam, for thin layer activation technique and for testing nuclear reaction theories. The experimental data were compared with critically analyzed published data and with the results of model calculations, obtained by using the ALICE-IPPE, EMPIRE and TALYS codes (TENDL-2011).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-141
Number of pages17
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2012



  • Alpha activation
  • Cyclotron
  • Excitation function
  • Molybdenum
  • Thick target yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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