|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Medical and environmental applications|
|Published online||17 June 2008|
Production of carrier-free 28Mg by 50--200 MeV protons on natCl: excitation function and target optimizationG.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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