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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 307, Issue 3, pp 1861–1864 | Cite as

Preparation of thin gadolinium samples via electrodeposition for excitation function studies

  • Zoltán KovácsEmail author
  • Ferenc Szelecsényi
  • Károly Brezovcsik
Article

Abstract

A preparation method for gadolinium targets with a thickness up to 4 mg/cm2 on aluminum supports from aqueous electrolytes was developed. These electrodeposited adhesive and mechanically stable natGd layers were used to measure excitation functions of Gd + p nuclear reactions relevant to the production of medically important 152Tb (PET) and 155Tb (SPECT) radioisotopes.

Keywords

Gadolinium Electrodeposition Molecular plating Excitation function Terbium radioisotopes 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors wish to thank the financial support by the Hungarian Research Foundation (Budapest, OTKA K108669). The authors would also like to thank G F Steyn for a fruitful discussion.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoltán Kovács
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ferenc Szelecsényi
    • 1
  • Károly Brezovcsik
    • 1
  1. 1.Cyclotron Application DepartmentInstitute for Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, ATOMKIDebrecenHungary

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