Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 298, Issue 1, pp 277–286 | Cite as

Investigation of production routes for the 161Ho Auger-electron emitting radiolanthanide, a candidate for therapy

  • F. Tárkányi
  • F. Ditrói
  • A. Hermanne
  • S. Takács
  • A. V. Ignatyuk


The radiolanthanide 161Ho (2.48 h) is a promising Auger-electron emitter for internal radiotherapy that can be produced with particle accelerators. The excitation functions of the natDy(p,xn)161Ho and natDy(d,x)161Ho reactions were measured up to 40 and 50 MeV respectively by using the stacked foil activation method and γ-ray spectrometry. The experimental data were compared with results of the TALYS code available in the TENDL 2011 library [1]. The main parameters of different production routes are discussed.


Medical radioisotopes Therapeutical isotopes Proton and deuteron irradiation 161Ho 162mHo 



This work was performed in the frame of the HAS-FWO Vlaanderen (Hungary–Belgium) project. The authors acknowledge the support of the research project and of the respective institutions in providing the beam time and experimental facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Tárkányi
    • 1
  • F. Ditrói
    • 1
  • A. Hermanne
    • 2
  • S. Takács
    • 1
  • A. V. Ignatyuk
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (ATOMKI)DebrecenHungary
  2. 2.Cyclotron LaboratoryVrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE)ObninskRussia

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