Investigation of activation cross-sections of alpha-induced nuclear reactions on natural cadmium

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We measured production cross-sections of Sn, In, and Cd radionuclides from alpha-induced reactions on nat Cd from their respective threshold to 45 MeV by using a stacked-foil activation technique at the MC-50 cyclotron of the Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences. The results were compared with the earlier measurements as well as with the theoretical values obtained from the TENDL-2012 library based on the TALYS 1.4 code. Our measurements for the 110,113g,117m Sn, 108m,108g,109g,110m,110g,111g,113m,114m,115m,116m,117m,117g In, and 111m,115g Cd radionuclides in the energy region from the threshold energy to 45 MeV are in general good agreement with the other experimental data and calculated results. The integral yields for thick target were also deduced using the measured cross-sections and the stopping power of natural cadmium target and found in agreement with the directly measured yields available in the literature. The measured cross-sections find importance in various practical applications including nuclear medicine and improvement of nuclear model calculations. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Khandaker, M. U., Kim, K., Lee, M., & Kim, G. (2014). Investigation of activation cross-sections of alpha-induced nuclear reactions on natural cadmium. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 333, 80–91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nimb.2014.04.023

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