Validation and upgrading of the recommended cross-section data of charged particle reactions: Gamma emitter radioisotopes

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Abstract

An upgrade and validation test of the recommended cross-section database for production of gamma emitter radioisotopes by charged particle induced reactions, published by the IAEA in 2001, was performed. Experimental microscopic cross-section data published earlier or measured recently and not yet included in the evaluation work were collected and added to the primary database in order to improve the quality of the recommended data. The newly compiled experimental data in general supported the previous recommended data, but in a few cases they influenced the decision and resulted in different selected cross-section data sets. A Spline fitting method was used to calculate the recommended data from the selected data sets. Integral thick target yields were deduced from the newly calculated recommended cross-sections and were critically compared with the available experimental yield data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)790-802
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume240
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2005

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Keywords

  • Compilation
  • Gamma emitters
  • Recommended cross-sections
  • Thick target yield

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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