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Title: Cyclotron produced {sup 67}Ga, a potential radionuclide for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

Production cross-sections of the {sup nat}Zn(d,x){sup 67}Ga reactions have been measured from a 24-MeV deuteron energy down to the threshold by using a stacked-foil activation technique combined with HPGe γ-ray spectrometry. An overall good agreement is found with some of the earlier measurements, whereas a partial agreement is obtained with the theoretical data extracted from the TENDL-2013 library. Physical thick target yield for the {sup 67}Ga radionuclide was deduced using the measured cross-sections, and found in agreement with the directly measured yield available in the literature. This study reveals that a low deuteron energy (<11 MeV) cyclotron and an enriched {sup 66}Zn target could be used to obtain {sup 67}Ga in no carrier added form.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  2. Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391625
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1659; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NuSTEC2014: Nuclear Science, Technology, and Engineering Conference 2014, Skudai, Johor (Malaysia), 11-13 Nov 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; CROSS SECTIONS; CYCLOTRONS; DEUTERON REACTIONS; DEUTERONS; GALLIUM 67; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; MEV RANGE; NUCLEAR REACTION YIELD; POTENTIALS; ZINC 66; ZINC 66 TARGET