Study of the 192Os(d,2n) reaction for production of the therapeutic radionuclide 192Ir in no-carrier added form

F. Tárkányi, A. Hermanne, S. Takács, K. Hilgers, S. F. Kovalev, A. V. Ignatyuk, S. M. Qaim

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Abstract

In the frame of an IAEA coordinated research project (CRP) on nuclear data for production of therapeutic radionuclides, the production of 192Ir via deuteron-induced reactions on enriched 192Os was investigated up to 21 MeV deuteron energy. Cross sections were measured using the conventional stacked-foil irradiation technique and high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy of the activation products. No earlier experimental data were found in the literature. The excitation functions of the 192Os(d,2n)192m1+gIr and 192Os(d,p)193Os reactions were compared with the results of nuclear model calculations using the standard and presently upgraded versions (D-version) of ALICE-IPPE, EMPIRE-II and GNASH codes, while for the (d,2n) channel the GNASH and EMPIRE-II codes reproduced the data in an acceptable way; in both cases for the (d,p) reaction the very large discrepancy observed between the experimental data and standard codes results is vanishing when the upgraded versions of ALICE and EMPIRE-II are used. A comparison of the reactor and cyclotron production routes of 192Ir is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1220
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume65
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2007

Keywords

  • Cross section
  • Deuteron
  • Excitation function
  • Iridium-192
  • Medical radionuclide
  • Nuclear model calculation
  • Osmium-192
  • Osmium-193
  • Production yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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