A brighter, lighter and healthier world
Home » Publications » Experimental studies of the deuteron-induced activation cross-sections on Ag-Nat

Experimental studies of the deuteron-induced activation cross-sections on Ag-Nat

Publication date 2006
B-Phot Authors Alex Hermanne
M. S. Uddin et al., “Experimental studies of the deuteron-induced activation cross-sections on Ag-Nat,” Appl. Radiat. Isot., vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 1013–1019, 2006.
Abstract Excitation functions were measured for the Ag-nat(d,x)Ag-105,Ag-106m,Ag-110m, Ag-nat(d,x) Cd-107,Cd-109 and Al-27(d,x)(24) Na reactions by the stacked-foil activation technique and high-resolution gamma-spectroscopy over the energy range 0.44-40 MeV. The thick target integral yields were deduced using the measured cross-sections. No experimental data on the Ag-nat + d process are available in the literature above 27MeV. The nuclides Ag-105, Ag-106m and Cd-109 produced with deuteron induced activation of natural silver have suitable yields and decay characteristics important for thin layer activation (TLA) analysis. The cross-section for the production of Cd-107 and Cd-109 is significantly large. Therefore, the Ag-nat + d process can be an efficient route for the production of isotope with a medium energy accelerator. The results of the model calculation using the TALYS code are not consistent with the present data. A large shift in the incident energy is found in TALYS calculations. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
B-PHOT cooperates with EYESTvzw for STEM-projects in Photonics

Click here for more information...


Hugo Thienpont
Prof. Dr. Ir.
Hugo Thienpont
Managing Director
Nadia Cornand

Nadia Cornand
+32 2 791 68 52

How to reach B-Phot?

VUB - Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
Building F - 9th floor

More info