Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 87, Issue 5, pp 311–315 | Cite as

Production of58Co in a nuclear reactor under particular consideration of interfering nuclear reactions

  • H. -J. Lincke


A method for the discrimination of side reactions is described. This method of reducing interfering reactions is introduced by the special example of the58Co production from natural nickel via the58Ni/n,p/58Co reaction. By this a coating of the target takes place with a material which has a higher cross section for certain neutron energies than the target material for the undesirable reaction. In this case the natural Ni-targets are coated with Cd and additionally with lead foil as suitable material for absorption of neutrons in the higher energy region. The58Co yield indeed decreases to 60% but simultaneously the main contamination decreases by a factor of 8.3 /57Co/ and 1.67 /60Co/, respectively.


Physical Chemistry Nickel Inorganic Chemistry Energy Region Nuclear Reaction 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. -J. Lincke
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Institute for Nuclear Research, Department Radioactive IsotopesAcademy of Science of the GDRDresdenGDR

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