Measurement and evaluation of the excitation functions for alpha particle induced nuclear reactions on niobium

F. Tárkányi, F. Ditrói, F. Szelecsényi, M. Sonck, A. Hermanne

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Alpha particle induced nuclear reactions were investigated with the stacked foil activation technique on natural niobium targets up to 43 MeV. Excitation functions were measured for the production of 96mgTc, 95mTc, 95gTc, 94gTc, 95mgNb and 92mNb. Cumulative cross-sections, thick target yields and activation functions were deduced and compared with available literature data. Applications of the excitation functions in the field of thin layer activation techniques and beam monitoring are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-31
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002



  • Activation curves
  • Alpha reactions
  • Cross-sections
  • Isomeric ratios
  • Nb target
  • Thick target yields

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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