Study of the excitation functions for 43K, 43,44,44mSc and 44Ti by proton irradiation on 45Sc up to 37 MeV

L. Daraban, R. Adam Rebeles, A. Hermanne, F. Tarkanyi, S. Takacs

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Abstract

The excitation functions of proton induced reactions on Sc targets (100% 45Sc), leading to the formation isotopes 43K, 43Sc, 44mSc, 44gSc and 44Ti were studied by the stacked foil activation technique up to 37 MeV. High-resolution gamma-spectrometry measurements were performed on an HPGe detector in order to determine the activity of the irradiated Sc2O3 pellets and Ti monitor foils. The reaction cross-sections were measured from their respective thresholds up to Ep = 36.4 MeV and were compared with previous values reported in literature. Possible batch yields and optimal irradiation parameters for generator 44Ti -44gSc in high current accelerators are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-759
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume267
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2009

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Keywords

  • Excitation functions
  • Gamma spectrometry
  • K
  • Medical radioisotopes
  • Proton induced reactions
  • Sc
  • Ti

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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