Production of medically relevant radionuclides with medium energy deuteronsA. Hermanne1, F. Tárkányi2 and S. Takács2
1 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
2 Institute of Nuclear Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (ATOMKI), Debrecen, Hungary
Published online: 21 May 2008
Radioisotopes used in medical practice and for industrial or research applications are often produced with charged particle induced reactions. Although mostly proton beams are used, the cross sections of deuteron induced reactions are sometimes higher and lead to higher thick target production rates. For 13 targets, ranging from mass 61 to 176, an experimental comparison between cross sections and TTY for (p,n) and (d,2n) reactions were made. Three examples, leading to 64Cu, 103Pd and 186Re, respectively, are discussed in detail as well as the production of 99Mo and 176Lu by deuteron induced reactions.
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