Additional excitation functions for radionuclides obtained by deuteron irradiation of Ta up to 50 MeV

Alex Hermanne, Ferenc Tarkanyi, S. Takacs, Fenyvesy Ditroi

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Abstract

Additional excitation functions for deuteron induced reactions up to 48.6 MeV on quasi mono-isotopic Ta (99.99% Ta-181) were experimentally determined using the activation method through stacked foil irradiation. Cross-sections for the production of W-17(7,)17(8,)181, Ta-177cum(, )178g,180g(, )182m+g and Hf-175,179m2,18(0m,)181 were derived from high resolution gamma-spectrometry and X-ray analysis. Comparison with the few earlier published experimental data and with values predicted by the theoretical code TALYS 1.6 (as available in the on-line library TENDL-2019) are discussed. Thick target yields for medically or industrially relevant longer-lived Ta-177,178g(,1)80g,182m+g and W-178(,1)81, calculated from fits to our experimental excitation curves, are discussed.

Estimations on possible occupational doses to maintenance or scientific personnel around high power accelerators originating from activated Ta structural elements are updated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-90
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume481
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2020

Keywords

  • ACTIVATION CROSS-SECTIONS; NUCLEAR-DATA; PARTICLE; TANTALUM

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