Nuclear model analysis and optimization of production data of the medically interesting < sup > 66,67,68 < /sup >  Ga via alpha induced reactions on < sup > 63,65 < /sup > Cu targets

Appl Radiat Isot. 2022 Jul 21;188:110379. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2022.110379. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEvaluation of the 63Cu(α,n)66Ga, 65Cu(α,2n) 67Ga and 65Cu(α,n)68Ga reactions was done to study the production of medical radionuclides 66Ga, 67Ga and 68Ga respectively. 63Cu(α,2n)65Ga and 65Cu(α,3n)66Ga reactions were also evaluated for the estimation of radioisotopic impurities. Cross section data of each reaction were compiled and normalized to the standard values of decay data and monitor reaction. To check the consistency of the literature data, three nuclear model calculations were performed, using nuclear model codes; TAYLS 1.9, ALICE-IPPE, and EMPIRE 3.2. A well-developed evaluation methodology based on the normalized experimental data and nuclear model calculations was used to generate the statistically fitted cross sections. From the fitted cross sections, thick target yields for each reaction were calculated for the estimation of radioisotopic impurities. Finally, a suitable energy region for the production of 66Ga, 67Ga and 68Ga was suggested with a minimum level of radioisotopic impurities.PMID:35930952 | DOI:10.1016/j.apradiso.2022.110379
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