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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2009, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (4): 243-247 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.20.243-247

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Evaluation of excitation function by TALYS code for producing 109Cd with different ion beams

SADEGHI Mahdi1,* MIRZAII Mohammad1 GHOLAMZADEH Zohreh2   

  1. 1 Agricultural, Medical & Industrial Research School, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, P.O. Box 31485-498, Gohardast, Karaj, Iran 2 Faculty of Engineering, Research and Science Campus, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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SADEGHI Mahdi, MIRZAII Mohammad, GHOLAMZADEH Zohreh. Evaluation of excitation function by TALYS code for producing 109Cd with different ion beams.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2009, 20(4): 243-247     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.20.243-247


TALYS code was used to calculate excitation functions for proton induced on natAg, natCd and 113In, deuteron induced on natAg and alpha induced on natPd that lead to produce 109Cd radioisotope using low and medium energy accelerators; calculates was performed out up to 50 MeV. Recommended thickness of the targets according to SRIM code was premeditated. Theoretical integral yields for any reaction were computed. TALYS 1.0 code predicts that production of a few curries of 109Cd is feasible using a target of high isotopically enriched 110Cd, proton energy of 15 to 27 MeV, however high cost of the enriched target seems to be not a practical economic alternative to produce 109Cd. The Ag+p and Ag+d processes can be an efficient route and economic for the production of millicurries of the radioisotope with incident beam energy less 15 MeV using low energy accelerator.

Key words: 109Cd, Radioisotope production, Excitation functions, Target thickness, Yield