Cross-section measurements of the nuclear reactions natZn(d,x)64Cu, 66Zn(d,alpha)64Cu and 68Zn(p,alphan)64Cu for production of 64Cu and technical developments for small-scale production of 67Cu via the 70Zn(p,alpha)67Cu process.

@article{Hilgers2003CrosssectionMO,
  title={Cross-section measurements of the nuclear reactions natZn(d,x)64Cu, 66Zn(d,alpha)64Cu and 68Zn(p,alphan)64Cu for production of 64Cu and technical developments for small-scale production of 67Cu via the 70Zn(p,alpha)67Cu process.},
  author={Kerstin Hilgers and Thibaut Stoll and Ye Skakun and Heinz Hubert Coenen and Syed M Qaim},
  journal={Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={59 5-6},
  pages={343-51}
}
The radionuclides 64Cu (T1/2=12.7h) and 67Cu (T1/2=61.9h) are useful in internal therapy. In connection with production of 64Cu, excitation functions of the reactions natZn(d,x)64Cu, 66Zn(d,alpha)64Cu and 68Zn(p,alphan)64Cu were measured radiochemically using the stacked-foil technique. From the measured data, the thick target yields of 64Cu were calculated… CONTINUE READING