Investigation of activation cross-sections of proton induced nuclear reactions on natTl up to 42MeV: review, new data and evaluation

Appl Radiat Isot. 2013 Apr;74:109-22. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2013.01.015. Epub 2013 Jan 17.


Cross-sections of proton induced nuclear reactions on natural thallium have been studied for investigation of the production of the medical important (201)Tl diagnostic radioisotope. The excitation functions of (204m)Pb, (203)Pb, (202m)Pb, (201)Pb, (200)Pb, (199)Pb, (202)Tl (direct, cumulative), (201)Tl (direct, cumulative), (200)Tl(direct), and (203)Hg were measured up to 42MeV proton energy by stacked foil technique and activation method. The experimental data were compared with the critically analyzed experimental data in the literature, with the IAEA recommended data and with the results of model calculations by using the ALICE-IPPE, EMPIRE-II and TALYS codes.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lead Radioisotopes / radiation effects
  • Mercury Radioisotopes / radiation effects
  • Protons
  • Radionuclide Generators
  • Radiopharmaceuticals / isolation & purification
  • Thallium Radioisotopes / isolation & purification*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon


  • Lead Radioisotopes
  • Mercury Radioisotopes
  • Protons
  • Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Thallium Radioisotopes