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Isotopes for nuclear medicine are scarce and expensive. Researchers worldwide are exploring new production methods to avoid the dependence on nuclear reactors as sources to satisfy future isotope demands. Photo-nuclear reactions have hitherto been used as a tool for studying the nuclear structure. Laser wakefield accelerators (LWFAs) are very compact accelerators capable of producing high energy electron beams. In this paper we investigate the possibility of using LWFAs to produce 225Ac via photo-spallation reactions.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Early online date||2 Aug 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Dec 2020|
|Event||27th International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2019 - Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 29 Jul 2019 → 2 Aug 2019
- nuclear medicine
- photo-nuclear reactions
- laser wakefield accelerator (LWFA)
- photo-spallation reactions
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Gachagan, A., He, W., Jaroszynski, D., Martin, R., McArthur, S., McArthur, S., Connolly, P., Edwards, P., Faulds, K., Florence, A., Graham, D., Leithead, B., Sefcik, J., Ter Horst, J., Trager-Cowan, C., Uttamchandani, D. & Wark, A.
1/08/13 → 28/02/23
Data for: "Montecarlo simulations for laser-driven production of 225Ac via photo-spallation reactions"