Possibility of production of 81Rb via the 80Kr(d,n) reaction at a small cyclotron

R. Dóczi, S. Takács, F. Tárkányi, B. Scholten, S. M. Qaim

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A new route has been investigated for the production of the 81Rb(81mKr) generator parent radionuclide at low energy cyclotrons. The excitation function of the 80Kr(d,n)81Rb reaction was measured up to 14 MeV using natural Kr gas as target, the activation method and a stacked gas-cell irradiation technique. The saturation yield of 81Rb over the energy range Ed = 14 → 6 MeV amounts to 2.86 GBq/µA. A comparison of this production method with the commonly used 82Kr(p,2n)81Rb route is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalRadiochimica Acta
Issue number3-4/2000
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Deuteron induced reaction
  • Excitation function
  • Rb(Kr) generator
  • Stacked gas-cell technique
  • Target element Kr
  • Thick target yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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