Measurement of isomeric yield ratios for the 110Pd(γ,n)109m,gPd reaction

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We measured the isomeric yield ratios for the 110Pd(γ,n)109m,gPd reaction by the activation method with the bremsstrahlung endpoint energies of 50-, 55-, 60-, 65-, and 70-MeV generated from an electron linear accelerator of Pohang accelerator laboratory. The induced γ-activities of the irradiated palladium foils were measured by a coaxial high purity germanium detector coupled to a PC-based multi-channel analyzer. The necessary corrections were made to improve the accuracy of the γ-activity measurements. The present experimental results measured with bremsstrahlung endpoint energies of 50-, 55-, 60-, 65-, and 70-MeV are 0.108 ± 0.007; 0.118 ± 0.008; 0.118 ± 0.007; 0.120 ± 0.008; 0.119 ± 0.008, respectively. The obtained results are compared with those existing in literature.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank to the staffs of the Pohang Accelerating Laboratory (PAL) for the excellent operation of the electron linac and their strong support during the experiments. This research was partly supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) through a grant provided by the Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) (NRF-2013R1A2A2A01067340), by the Dong-nam Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (DIRAMS) (50496-2016), by the Institutional Activity Program of Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), and by the Vietnam National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) under Grant No. 103.04-2015.73.

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Hien, N.T., Kim, G., Kim, K. et al. Measurement of isomeric yield ratios for the 110Pd(γ,n)109m,gPd reaction. J Radioanal Nucl Chem 311, 1559–1564 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-016-5124-7

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Keywords

  • Isomeric yield ratio
  • Photonuclear reaction
  • 110Pd(γ,n)109m,gPd
  • Activation method