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.
- Cd and Rh target
- Excitation function
- Pd therapeutic radionuclide
- Proton and deuteron irradiations
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