Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 364
Number of page(s) 3
Section Medical and environmental applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07279

Excitation functions of 3He-particle induced reactions on 101Ru and 102Ru for production of the medically interesting radionuclide 101mRh

Ye. Skakun1 and S.M. Qaim2

1  National Science Center ``Kharkiv Institute of Physics & Technology'', 61108 Kharkiv, Ukraine
2  Institut für Nuklearchemie, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, 52425 Jülich, Germany

Published online: 21 May 2008

Using the stacked-foil technique with thin enriched ruthenium targets, excitation functions of 101Ru(3He,x)101mRh, 102Ru(3He,x)101mRh and several other reactions were measured to study the possibility of production of the medical radioisotope 101mRh in helion induced reactions. The 3He-ion energy region extended up to 34 MeV. The 101Ru(3He,x)101mRh reaction was found to be the most effective one. The integral thick target yield of the product radionuclide 101mRh calculated from the excitation function amounts to 16.1 MBq/µAh with the sum of the long-lived impurities 101gRh, 102mRh, and 102gRh being 0.5% at the maximum bombarding energy.

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