Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 367
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:07186

Production of carrier-free 28Mg by 50--200 MeV protons on natCl: excitation function and target optimization

G.F. Steyn, N.P. van der Meulen, T.N. van der Walt and C. Vermeulen

iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West 7129, South Africa

Published online: 21 May 2008

Thick-target production rates and excitation function data are presented for 28Mg formed in the proton irradiation of natCl up to 200 MeV. The results are compared with previous literature experimental data, where available. Various compounds were investigated for their suitability as target materials. A practical target geometry utilizing encapsulated LiCl discs is suggested.

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