Nuclear reaction cross sections relevant to the production of the 122Xe → 122I generator system using highly enriched 124Xe and a medium-sized cyclotron

F. Tárkányi, S. M. Qaim, G. Stöcklin, M. Sajjad, R. M. Lambrecht

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Abstract

Excitation functions were measured for the formation of 122mCs, 122Xe, 121Xe and 121I from threshold up to 44 MeV in proton induced nuclear reactions on 99.9% enriched 124Xe. The feasibility of 122Xe→122I generator production was investigated. The optimum energy range for the production of 122Xe is Ep = 43 → 35 MeV and the thick target yield amounts to 13.5 mCi/μAh. After an appropriate cooling time a generator containing several hundred mCi of 122Xe could be produced. The daughter 122I could be milked off periodically and would be >99% pure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-233
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation. Part
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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  • Radiation
  • Engineering(all)

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