What is it about?

Radionuclide production is highly relevant for medical diagnosis and cancer treatment. Hence, it is of interest to improve the amount of radionuclides produced and press it to the extremes. Nuclear simulations help us understand how to improve one aspect: the nuclear reaction itself. However, simulation results must be compared with experimental results and the best parameter sets need to be found to have a high predictive power. Here, we have shown that this is possible for one particular nuclear reaction.

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Why is it important?

To improve the amount of radionuclides which can be improved by further developing the "targetry" based on understandin the different facets.


There is more to be investigated to be able to construct "High Performance Targets" the target material itself, the heat transport etc. which are being investigated in other topics of the program.

Prof. Dr. Ulrich W. Scherer
Hochschule Mannheim

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This page is a summary of: FLUKA simulation yields in a comparison with theoretical and experimental yields relevant to 89Zr produced in the 89Y(p,n) reaction, Radiochimica Acta, November 2019, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/ract-2018-3081.
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