New cross-sections for production of 103Pd; review of charged particle production routes

F. Tárkányi, A. Hermanne, B. Király, S. Takács, F. Ditrói, J. Csikai, A. Fenyvesi, M. S. Uddin, M. Hagiwara, M. Baba, T. Ido, Yu N. Shubin, A. V. Ignatyuk

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Production cross-sections of 103Ag obtained by irradiating natPd and natCd with 70 MeV protons are presented and compared with ALICE-IPPE model calculations. Production of 103Ag is of interest for the generation of 103Pd widely used in brachytherapy. The investigated energy range of the 103Rh(d,2n)103Pd reaction was extended up to 40 MeV and the results were compared with the curves of ALICE-IPPE, EMPIRE-II and GNASH theoretical codes. Thick target yields were calculated. An overview and analysis of the most important charged particle induced production routes of 103Pd is presented. An explanation of the apparent discrepancy in the activity measurements for 103Rh based on X- or gamma-ray is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1574-1581
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009



  • Cd and Rh target
  • Cross-section
  • Excitation function
  • Pd
  • Pd therapeutic radionuclide
  • Proton and deuteron irradiations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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