In the frame of a systematic study of charged particle production routes of the therapeutic radioisotope Cs-131, excitation functions of the Ba-nat(p,x)La-135.132mg, Ba-ind135m.cum133m.cum133mg.cum131mg and (136mg,134mg,132.cum) Cs-129 reactions were measured in the 30-70 MeV energy range using stacked foil irradiation technique, activation method and gamma spectroscopy. Comparisons with new results of the ALICE-IPPE and EMPIRE-II codes and with existing data obtained with TALYS code are shown. From the measured cross section data integral yields were calculated and compared with experimental integral yield data reported in the literature. Potential use of proton induced reactions on Ba for production of Cs-131 is discussed. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Appl. Radiat. Isot.|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|