Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 358
Number of page(s) 4
Section Medical and environmental applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07153

Production of medically relevant radionuclides with medium energy deuterons

A. 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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