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

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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

nat88,89Zr Proton irradiation LLX SLX HDEHP Dowex 50W-X8 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chemical Sciences DivisionSaha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia

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