Investigation of the thermal performance of natCu target for 63Zn production

Rostampour, M. and Sadeghi, M. and Aboudzadeh, M. and Yousefi, K. and Hamidi, S. (2018) Investigation of the thermal performance of natCu target for 63Zn production. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 141. pp. 1-4.

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The flow rate of coolant and the particle beam current are important when high beam current irradiations are intended for production of radionuclides. The beam current on natCu target to produce 63Zn via the natCu(p,n)63Zn reaction was investigated and the beam current was obtained more than 350 μA that is the maximum allowed beam current used for producing medical radioisotopes in Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute of Iran. In addition, the temperature distribution on the target under the different cooling water flow rates has been simulated based on finite element analysis program. The results show that the cooling water flow rate can be brought down to 1.5 L/min without the risk of melting of target material and boiling water. © 2018 Elsevier Ltd

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Flow of water; Hydraulics; Radioisotopes, COMSOL; Cooling water flow rates; Finite element analysis program; Medical radioisotopes; Nuclear science and technology; Production of radionuclides; Thermal Performance; 63Zn, Cooling water
Subjects: QV Pharmacology
Depositing User: eprints admin
Date Deposited: 25 Dec 2018 13:49
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 04:36

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