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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 281, Issue 3, pp 663-667

Production of 88,89Zr by proton induced activation of natY and separation by SLX and LLX

  • Binita DuttaAffiliated withChemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • , Moumita MaitiAffiliated withChemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
  • , Susanta LahiriAffiliated withChemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Email author 

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Abstract

natY foil was irradiated by 20 MeV proton to produce no-carrier-added 88,89Zr. A comparative evaluation on radioanalytical separation methods of 88,89Zr was carried out from irradiated target matrix by both liquid–liquid (LLX) and solid–liquid (SLX) extraction methods using di-(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid (HDEHP) dissolved in cyclohexane as liquid cation exchanger and Dowex 50W-X8 H+ form (20–50 mesh) as solid cation exchanger. Both the methods offer good separation and high yield of nca 88,89Zr but SLX offers much higher separation factor and better yield.

Keywords

natY 88,89Zr Proton irradiation LLX SLX HDEHP Dowex 50W-X8