The results of the first photonuclear reaction performed in Turkey: the zinc example


BOZTOSUN İ., ÖZMEN S. F. , ÇEÇEN Y., KARAKOÇ M., CESUR A., BAYRAM E., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, vol.38, pp.1-9, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/fiz-1305-19
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-9

Abstract

We have investigated the decays of several zinc isotopes produced by photonuclear reactions, which were induced by bremsstrahlung photon beams from a clinical e-linac. A photon beam of 18 MeV endpoint energy was directed at a target consisting of primarily zinc isotopes in their natural abundances. Subsequently, the induced decays of unstable zinc isotopes were measured with an HPGe detector twice, once shortly after irradiation and once on the following day. Decays of Zn-63, Zn-65, Zn-69m, and Cu-67 were measured and fitted. In addition, the gamma energy levels of the daughters of these decays were measured with good accuracy. All of the measurements were consistent with established data within error bars.