Activation cross-sections of deuterons induced reactions on Nb targets were determined with the aim of different applications and comparison with theoretical models. We present the experimental excitation functions of Nb-93(d,x)Mo-93,Mo-m90, Nb-92m,Nb-91m,Nb-90, Zr-89,Zr-88 and Y-88,Y-87m,Y-87g in the energy range of 30-50 MeV. The results were compared with earlier measurements and with the cross-sections calculated by means of the theoretical model codes ALICE-D, EMPIRE-D and TALYS (on-line TENDL-2014 and TENDL-2015 libraries). Possible applications of the radioisotopes are discussed in detail. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-27
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2016

    Research areas

  • Niobium target, Deuteron irradiations, Mo, Zr and Y radioisotopes, Medical radioisotopes, Thin layer activation

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