Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 283, Issue 1, pp 197–201 | Cite as

Zinc electrodeposition on copper substrate using cyanide bath for the production of 66,67,68Ga

  • T. Kakavand
  • M. Sadeghi
  • L. Mokhtari
  • A. Majdabadi


The electroplating of zinc is carried out in an alkaline cyanide bath. Operating parameters such as pH, temperature, and current density and amount of the electrolyte components are optimized. The optimum conditions of the electrodeposition of zinc were as follows: 2.7 g L−1 ZnO, 7.1 g L−1 KCN, 11.1 g L−1 KOH, pH = 13–14, DC current density of ca 8.55 mA cm−2 at 40–50 °C temperature with 89% current efficiency. SEM photomicrographs revealed fine-grained structure of the deposit from the bath.


Zinc electrodeposition Cyanide bath 66,67,68Ga Cyclotron Production 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kakavand
    • 1
  • M. Sadeghi
    • 2
  • L. Mokhtari
    • 1
  • A. Majdabadi
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics FacultyUniversity of ZanjanZanjanIran
  2. 2.Agricultural, Medical and Industrial Research SchoolNuclear Science and Technology Research InstituteKarajIran

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