Producing gold at ISOLDE-CERN

A.E. Barzakh, A.N. Andreyev, D. Atanasov, J.G. Cubiss, R.D. Harding, M. Al Monthery, N.A. Althubiti, B. Andel, S. Antalic, J. Ballof, K. Blaum, T.E. Cocolios, P. Van Duppen, T. Day Goodacre, A. de Roubin, C. Duchemin, G.J. Farooq-Smith, D.V. Fedorov, V.N. Fedosseev, D.A. FinkL.P. Gaffney, L. Ghys, M. Huyse, N. Imai, S. Kreim, D. Lunney, K.M. Lynch, V. Manea, B.A. Marsh, Y. Martinez Palenzuela, P.L. Molkanov, D. Neidherr, V.N. Panteleev, M. Rosenbusch, R.E. Rossel, S. Rothe, L. Schweikhard, M.D. Seliverstov, S. Sels, C. Van Beveren, E. Verstraelen, A. Welker, F. Wienholtz, R.N. Wolf, K. Zuber

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The yield of 18 ion beams of radioactive gold nuclei produced in the thick uranium target at ISOLDE (CERN) by 1.4-GeV protons was measured. The production-efficiency dependence on the half-life (efficiency curve) was derived using the in-target production calculations by the FLUKA-CERN code. The irregularities in the efficiency curve for long-lived high-spin gold isomers (187,191,193Aum) were found. Three release models were tested for the efficiency-curve description.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Early online date10 Jan 2022
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2022

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  • Yield
  • Production efficiency

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