Production of platinum radioisotopes at Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP)

Suzanne V. Smith, Elizabeth McCutchan, Gülhan Gürdal, Christopher Lister, Lisa Muench, Michael Nino, Alexandro Sonzogni, Michal Herman, Gustavo Nobre, Chris Cullen, Thomas Chillery, Partha Chowdury, Robert Harding

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The accelerator production of platinum isotopes was investigated at the Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP). In this study high purity natural platinum foils were irradiated at 53.2, 65.7, 105.2, 151.9, 162.9 and 173.3.MeV. The irradiated foils were digested in aqua regia and then converted to their hydrochloride salt with concentrated hydrochloric acid before analyzing by gamma spectrometry periodically for at least 10 days post end of bombardment. A wide range of platinum (Pt), gold (Au) and iridium (Ir) isotopes were identified. Effective cross sections at BLIP for Pt-188, Pt-189, Pt-191 and Pt-195m were compared to literature and theoretical cross sections determined using Empire-3.2. The majority of the effective cross sections (
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Print)9782759890200
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 13 Sep 2017

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