Study of activation cross sections of proton induced reactions on erbium for practical applications

F. Tárkányi, S. Takács, A. Hermanne, F. Ditrói, B. Király, M. Baba, T. Ohtsuki, S. F. Kovalev, A. V. Ignatyuk

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Excitation functions of the natEr(p,x)163,166,167,168,170Tm and natEr(p,x)cum161Er reactions were measured experimentally from the respective threshold up to 36 MeV incident proton energy and in the range of 60-70 MeV. The cross sections were measured with activation method using the stacked foil irradiation technique. A theoretical interpretation of contributing reactions based on results of the ALICE-IPPE code was done. From our experimental cross section data integral production yields were calculated which were compared to the experimental integral yield data reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4872-4876
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008



  • Cross section
  • Er radioisotopes
  • Er target
  • Excitation function
  • Integral yield
  • Proton induced reaction
  • Tm radioisotopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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