Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 249, Issue 2, pp 289–293 | Cite as

Thin target excitation functions for (α , xn) reactions on osmium targets for platinum radiotracer production

  • F. GroppiEmail author
  • C. Birattari
  • M. Bonardi
  • M. Gallorini
  • L. Gini


Thin- and thick-target excitation functions of 188,189,191Ptradionuclides were experimentally determined by cyclotron irradiation, usingnuclear reactions nat Os(α ,xn) in the energy range up to38 MeV with the Scanditronix-MC40 cyclotron of the Joint Research Centre-Ispra(Italy) of the European Union. Radionuclidic, radiochemical and chemical puritieshave been also measured by use of analytical and radioanalytical techniques.In this paper the result of the experimental thin target excitation functionsof 188,189,191Pt radiotracers produced via nat Os(α,xn) reactions are presented. Two stacks of thin osmium targets were irradiatedat 38 and 28 MeV, respectively. Analytical fittings of the excitation functionsare also presented.


Physical Chemistry Platinum Inorganic Chemistry Energy Range Osmium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Groppi
    • 1
    Email author
  • C. Birattari
    • 1
  • M. Bonardi
    • 1
  • M. Gallorini
    • 1
  • L. Gini
    • 2
  1. 1.LASAUniversity and INFN MilanoSegrate, MilanoItaly
  2. 2.Centre for Radiochemistry and Activation AnalysisCNRPaviaItaly

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