Excitation functions of deuteron-induced nuclear reactions on erbium in the energy range of 4–24 MeV

Khandaker, Mayeen Uddin * and Haba, H. and Komori, Y. and Otuka, N. (2020) Excitation functions of deuteron-induced nuclear reactions on erbium in the energy range of 4–24 MeV. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 470. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0168-583X

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Excitation functions for the natEr(d,x)163,165,166,167,168,170Tm and natEr(d,x)171Er nuclear reactions were measured from the respective thresholds up to 24 MeV by using a stacked-foil activation technique combined with HPGe γ-ray spectrometry. Measured data show a partial agreement when compared with the available literature data, theoretical data extracted from the TENDL-2019 library, and predicted data by the model code EMPIRE-3.2.2. Estimated physical thick target yields of the reaction products show close values to the directly measured ones available in the literature. The deduced yield curves indicate that a typical irradiation (Ed = 15 MeV, Id = 100 µA, tirr = 72 h) of enriched 167Er target by a low energy deuteron cyclotron is suitable to obtain more than a hundred GBq activity of 167Tm with negligible impurity from 168Tm. Measured data of 170Er(d,p)171Er reaction have great significance to improve the predicting capability of the model code.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural erbium; 24-MeV deuteron; Excitation functions; Tm and Er radionuclides; Integral yields; Improvement of model codes
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R895-920 Medical Physics/Medical Radiology
Divisions: Others > Non Sunway Academics
Sunway University > School of Engineering and Technology [formerly School of Science and Technology until 2020] > Research Centre for Applied Physics and Radiation Technologies
Depositing User: Dr Janaki Sinnasamy
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Date Deposited: 17 May 2021 07:20
Last Modified: 17 May 2021 07:20
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/1679

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