Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency

Charged-particle cross section database for medical radioisotope production

Diagnostic radioisotopes and monitor reactions

The database contains evaluated cross sections for reactions induced by light charged-particles with incident energies up to several tens of MeV (maximum 100 MeV). Production cross sections for the most important diagnostic radioisotopes are given. 16 reactions are devoted to gamma emitters, 10 reactions devoted to positron emitters. Cross sections for beam monitor reactions are given for 22 reactions induced by protons, deuterons, 3-He, and alpha particles.

Complete documentation is available, including evaluation methodology, detailed bibliography, graphical and tabulated results. A hardcopy was published as IAEA-TECDOC-1211, May 2001, (pdf, 5.2 MB).

Definitions of the quantities given - production yields and cross sections - can be found here (pdf,15 kB).

The database was developed under the IAEA Coordinated Research Project: "Development of reference charged particle cross section database for medical radioisotope production", (F41014, CRP, 1995-1999).
Participants and contributors to the project:

S.M.Qaim   FZ, Julich, Germany  
F.T.Tarkanyi   ATOMKI, Debrecen, Hungary  
P.Oblozinsky   IAEA, Vienna, Austria  
K.Gul   Pinstech, Islamabad, Pakistan
A.Hermanne   University Bruxelles, Belgium
M.G.Mustafa   LLNL, Livermore, USA
F.M.Nortier   NAC, Faure, South Africa
B.Scholten   FZ, Julich, Germany
Y.Shubin   IPPE, Obninsk, Russia
S.Takacs   ATOMKI, Debrecen, Hungary
Y.Zhuang   CNDC, Beijing, China

Data are also available in ENDF-6 format for protons, deuterons, Helium-3, and alpha particles.
A description of the formatting procedure is given in the report IAEA-NDS-210 (pdf, 68 KB).

The online database was developed by S. Takács (ATOMKI) in 2003.
The database was upgraded by S. Takács (ATOMKI) in 2007.
The monitor reactions were re-evaluated in the IAEA Coordinated Research Project: "Nuclear Data for Charged-particle Monitor Reactions and Medical Isotope Production", 2012-2017, (F41029).
Participants and contributors to the project:
A. Hermanne   VUB, Brussels, Belgium  
A. V. Ignatyuk   IPPE, Obninsk, Russia  
R. Capote   IAEA, Vienna, Austria  
B. V. Carlson   ITA, Brazil
J. W. Engle   LANL, USA
M. A. Kellett   CEA, LIST, Fance
T. Kibedi   ANU, Canberra, Australia
G. Kim   KNU, Republic of Korea
F. G. Kondev   ANL, USA
M. Hussain   GCU, Lahore, Pakistan
O. Lebeda   NPI, Rez, Czech Republic
A. Luca   NIPNE, Horia Hulubei, Romania
Y. Nagai   JAEA,Tokaimura Naka, Japan
H. Naik   BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, India
A. L. Nichols   Univ. Surrey, Guildford, UK
F. M. Nortier   LANL, USA
S. V. Suryanarayana   BARC, Trombay, Mumbai, India
S.Takács   ATOMKI, Debrecen, Hungary
F. T. Tárkányi   ATOMKI, Debrecen, Hungary
M.Verpelli   IAEA, Vienna, Austria  

Data are published in Nuclear Data Sheets 148 (2018) xxx.
The web version was created by S. Takács (ATOMKI) in 2017.

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