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Investigation of the production of promethium-147 via particle accelerator

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In the present paper, we mainly aim to extend nuclear data of production of radionuclide promethium-147 used in nuclear battery technology due to its weak experimental measurement and theoretical calculation. Therefore, the cross-section for charged particle induced reactions on Nd target is calculated, and moreover, the reaction processes are simulated by particle accelerator with the energy range \({\text{E}}_{\text{particle}} = 50 \to 5\) MeV and in the particle beam current of 20 mA to figure out yield, activity of reaction and integral yield. For a proper understanding of investigation, the obtained results are also discussed to determine the most suitable reaction and target material for the production of radionuclide promethium-147 via particle accelerator on the basis of process.

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Artun, O. Investigation of the production of promethium-147 via particle accelerator. Indian J Phys 91, 909–914 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12648-017-0997-z

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Keywords

  • Separation energy
  • Nuclear reactions
  • Particle accelerator

PACS Nos.

  • 28.60.+s
  • 24.10.-i
  • 29.27.-a