Investigations of proton and deuteron induced nuclear reactions on natural and enriched Titanium, Calcium and Vanadium targets, with special reference to the production of Sc.

Author(s) Jafari, A.; Aboudzadeh, M.Reza; Azizakram, H.; Sadeghi, M.; Alirezapour, B.; Rajabifar, S.; Yousefi, K.
Journal Appl Radiat Isot
Date Published 2019 Jul 06

Sc could be used in SPECT imaging and also suitable for targeted therapy of small tumors. The excitation functions for the production of Sc and accompanying impurities via proton and deuteron bombardment of Calcium, Titanium and Vanadium targets were evaluated by three nuclear codes, ALICE, TALYS and EMPIRE. Therefrom, integral yields of Sc and also Sc as a main impurity were calculated. The various production routes of Sc were compared together. The results consistency with available experimental data was checked for each reaction. Based on the results, the Ca(d,n)Sc reaction can leads to the high purity Sc with the moderate yield.

DOI 10.1016/j.apradiso.2019.07.007
ISSN 1872-9800
Citation Appl Radiat Isot. 2019;152:145155.