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Cross-section measurement of some deuteron induced reactions on Gd-160 for possible production of the therapeutic radionuclide Tb-161

Publication date 2013
B-Phot Authors Alex Hermanne
DOI 10.1007/s10967-013-2507-x
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F. Tarkanyi, A. Hermanne, S. Takacs, F. Ditroi, J. Csikai, and A. V. Ignatyuk, “Cross-section measurement of some deuteron induced reactions on Gd-160 for possible production of the therapeutic radionuclide Tb-161,” J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., vol. 298, no. 2, pp. 1385–1392, 2013.
Abstract The radionuclide Tb-161 (T (1/2) = 6.89 days) is potentially important for internal radiotherapy. It is generally produced through the Gd-160(n,gamma)Gd-161 -> Tb-161 route at research reactors. In this work the possibility of its production at a cyclotron was investigated. Determination of the excitation function of the Gd-160(d,x)Tb-161 production route and that of the disturbing Gd-160(d,2n)Tb-160 side reaction was done over the deuteron energy range up to 50 MeV using the stacked-foil technique and high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometry. A comparison of this production route with the established (n,gamma) reaction at a nuclear reactor is made.
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