Neutron Emission Cross-Section Calculations of Production of 44Sc, 62Cu, 72As, 89Zr, 117Te, 119Te and 124I Medical Radioisotopes with Alpha Beams

Akça Özalp S., Tel E., Topaksu M., Aydın A.

XV. International Conference on Nuclear Structure Properties, 28-30 June 2022, Kırıkkale University, Türkiye, Kırıkkale, Turkey, 28 - 30 June 2022, pp.88

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Kırıkkale
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.88
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes



The production routes of medical radioisotopes have been mostly carried out using low-energy accelerators with proton and deuteron beams. These production routes require highly enriched target materials. To avoid the use of highly enriched targets and the recovery problems new production methods have been investigated. In the present study, neutron emission cross-sections for 44Sc, 62Cu, 72As, 89Zr, 117Te, 119Te, and 124I medical radioisotopes irradiated with alpha have been calculated up to 50 MeV using ALICE/ASH nuclear reaction model code. The hybrid model and geometry dependent hybrid (GDH) model for pre-equilibrium reaction and Weisskopf-Ewing (WE) model for equilibrium reaction have been performed. The results of the theoretical and available experimental calculations have shown that the alpha incident energy in the range of 15-21 MeV may be sufficient to produce these medical radioisotopes by (α,n) reactions.