New measurement and evaluation of the excitation function of 64Ni(p,n) reaction for the production of 64Cu

R. Adam Rebeles, P. Van den Winkel, A. Hermanne, F. Tárkányi

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One of the radioisotopes for which a growing interest exists in nuclear medicine is 64Cu. Its branched decay makes it suitable for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Activation cross sections of the proton induced reaction on enriched 64Ni have been studied using the stacked foil technique up to 24 MeV. The experimental cross sections are compared with values available from literature. Thick target yields, based on the discrete measured values of the cross sections are calculated and allow a better estimation of the optimum production parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2009


  • Cu
  • Enriched nickel targets
  • Excitation function
  • Medical isotopes
  • Proton induced reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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