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Producing gold at ISOLDE-CERN

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  • A.E. Barzakh
  • D. Atanasov
  • 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. Fink
  • L.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
  • S. Sels
  • C. Van Beveren
  • E. Verstraelen
  • A. Welker
  • F. Wienholtz
  • R.N. Wolf
  • K. Zuber


Publication details

JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
DateAccepted/In press - 16 Dec 2021
DateE-pub ahead of print - 10 Jan 2022
DatePublished (current) - 15 Feb 2022
Number of pages7
Pages (from-to)26-32
Early online date10/01/22
Original languageEnglish


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.

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    Research areas

  • ISOLDE, Yield, FLUKA, Production efficiency


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