Transition Energy and Half-Life Measurements for Photo-Nuclear Reaction Products of Erbium Nuclei


IX. International Workshop on Nuclear Structure Properties, Sivas, Turkey, 1 - 03 September 2016, pp.36

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Sivas
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.36
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Photon induced reactions are called as photonuclear reactions are used in many research field of nuclear science and nuclear physics. The Photonuclear reactions are used in many nuclear applications such as radiation shielding and protection, radiation transport analyses, reactor core design, activation analysis and nuclear waste transmutation. In the past, many studies had been devoted to extract photonuclear data cover the isotopic chart. However, there is still lack of existing experimental data. In the present study, we have performed photonuclear reactions on erbium (Er) target by using clinical electron linear accelerators (clinical electron linac). By using measured residual activity of photonuclear reaction products of Er nuclei, we have determined the half-life and transition energies of product isotopes. The half-life of 161Er and 161Ho isotopes and some transition energies of 161Ho and 161Dy have been carried out. Also, new measurements on gamma-ray energies of the products have been determined accurately. Furthermore, this study shows that repurposed clinical electron linac with limited budget can contributes to the nuclear science knowledge.