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New Cross-Sections for natMo(α,x) Reactions and Medical 97Ru Production Estimations with Radionuclide Yield Calculator

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Groupement d’Intérêt Public ARRONAX, 44817 Saint-Herblain CEDEX, France
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Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, 02-093 Warszawa, Poland
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Heavy Ion Laboratory, University of Warsaw, 02-093 Warszawa, Poland
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Subatech, CNRS/IN2P3, IMT Atlantique, Université de Nantes, CS 20722 44307 Nantes CEDEX, France
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Instruments 2019, 3(1), 7; https://doi.org/10.3390/instruments3010007
Received: 17 December 2018 / Revised: 16 January 2019 / Accepted: 18 January 2019 / Published: 22 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Instruments and Methods for Cyclotron Produced Radioisotopes)
The production of 97Ru, a potential Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) radioisotope, was studied at ARRONAX. The cross-section of natMo(α,x)97Ru reaction was investigated in the range of 40–67 MeV irradiating the natMo and Al stacked-foils. The activities of 97Ru and other radioactive contaminants were measured via gamma spectroscopy technique. A global good agreement is observed between obtained cross-section results, previously reported values and TENDL-2017 predictions. Additionally, Radionuclide Yield Calculator, a software that we made available for free, dedicated to quickly calculate yields and plan the irradiation for any radioisotope production, was introduced. The yield of investigated nuclear reactions indicated the feasibility of 97Ru production for medical applications with the use of α beam and Mo targets opening the way to a theranostic approach with 97Ru and 103Ru. View Full-Text
Keywords: SPECT; cyclotron; medical radioisotope production; radioactive impurities; cross-section; stacked-foils; gamma spectroscopy; thick target yield; Radionuclide Yield Calculator SPECT; cyclotron; medical radioisotope production; radioactive impurities; cross-section; stacked-foils; gamma spectroscopy; thick target yield; Radionuclide Yield Calculator
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Sitarz, M.; Nigron, E.; Guertin, A.; Haddad, F.; Matulewicz, T. New Cross-Sections for natMo(α,x) Reactions and Medical 97Ru Production Estimations with Radionuclide Yield Calculator. Instruments 2019, 3, 7.

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