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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2009, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (6): 369-372 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.20.369-372

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Calculations of 86Y production via various nuclear reactions

SADEGHI Mahdi1,* ZALI Akram2 MOKHTARI Leila3   

  1. 1 Agricultural, Medical & Industrial Research School, P.O. Box: 31485-498, Gohardast, Karaj, Iran, 2 Faculty of Engineering, Research and Science Campus, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran 3Physics Faculty, University of Zanjan, P.O. Box: 45195/313, Zanjan, Iran
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SADEGHI Mahdi, ZALI Akram, MOKHTARI Leila. Calculations of 86Y production via various nuclear reactions.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2009, 20(6): 369-372     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.20.369-372


This study obtains a suitable reaction to produce 86Y. The 86Y excitation functions via 86Sr(p,n)86Y, 86Sr(d,2n)86Y, 85Rb(3He,2n)86Y and 85Rb(α,3n)86Y reactions were calculated by TALYS-1.0 code and compared with the reported measurement. Requisite thickness of targets was obtained by SRIM code for each reaction. The 86Y production yield was evaluated with attention to excitation function and stopping power. The 86Sr(p,n)86Y reaction was determined as most interesting one due to its highest production yield and advantages to get high radionuclide and radiochemical purity.

Key words: Yttrium-86, Excitation function, Target thickness, Production yield