Production of 111In and 114mIn by proton induced reactions: An update on excitation functions, chemical separation-purification and recovery of target material

Alex Hermanne, Razvan Adam-Rebeles, Pierre Van Den Winkel, Ferenc Tárkányi, Sandor Takács

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In order to update the recommended cross section data of IAEA for production of 111In and 114mIn through the 112Cd(p,2n) and 114Cd(p,n) reactions new measurements were performed. In stacked-foil irradiations with incident proton energy of 36.7 and 25MeV on highly enriched 112Cd and 114Cd targets, the excitation functions for 109,110g,110m,111,113m,114mIn were determined, relative to the monitor reactions natCu(p,x)62,65Zn. The results are compared with the available literature values (also extracted from measurements on natCd) and with data listed in the on-line library TENDL-2012 (calculated with the TALYS 1.4 theoretical code). The industrial, PC-controlled automated dissolution and separation chemistry apparatus for delivery of large quantities of nca 111In and the recovery of enriched 112Cd from processed irradiated targets are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1111-1126
Number of pages16
JournalRadiochimica Acta
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 28 2014



  • Chemical separation-purification
  • Enriched targets
  • Excitation functions
  • In
  • In
  • PC-controlled chemistry
  • Protons
  • Recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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