Investigation of Photonuclear Reaction Products from Gallium Target


1st International Underground Resources and Energy Conference, Yozgat, Turkey, 6 - 08 November 2016, pp.1

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Yozgat
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Photonuclear reactions are important tools for understanding of the structure of atomic
nuclei. Bremsstrahlung photons can be generated by hitting the electron beam to a heavy target by using clinic linac. Photo activation is performed by using these photons on target nuclei. The excited nuclei emits most probably neutrons and they get rid of their excess energies. This type of reaction is named as photoneutron reaction. In this work, 14 MeV maximum energy bremsstrahlung photons has been used for activation of Ga target nuclei. The reaction products have been investigated. According to the results, the half-lives of 68Ga, 70Ga ve 72Ga and some energy levels of 68Zn, 70Ge ve 72Ge isotopes have been determined. The results are consistent with the existing literature values. Furthermore, it has been shown that a clinical linac which is exist almost all research hospital can be used for important experiements such as transmutting the atomic nuclei to each other.