Production of 139Ce by proton-induced reactions on 141Pr and natLa

C. Vermeulen, G. F. Steyn, F. M. Nortier, F. Szelecsényi, Z. Kovács, S. M. Qaim

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Excitation functions and production rates are presented for various Ce radionuclides formed in the bombardment of 141Pr and natLa with protons. Measurements were performed for 141Pr + p up to 100 MeV and for natLa + p up to 20 MeV. The possibility is investigated to utilize tandem targetry for the production of no-carrier-added 139Ce of high radionuclidic purity, having a Pr target in the higher energy slot followed by a La target in a lower energy slot. The results of this work are also compared with previous literature experimental data, where available, as well as with predictions by means of the geometry-dependent hybrid (GDH) model as implemented in the code ALICE-IPPE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-337
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2007


  • Ce
  • Cross sections
  • Excitation functions
  • Radiolanthanides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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