Authors: İSMAİL BOZTOSUN, HARIS DAPO, SÜLEYMAN FATİH ÖZMEN, YİĞİT ÇEÇEN, MESUT KARAKOÇ, ABDULLAH ÇOBAN, ALP CESUR, TANFER CANER, EDİP BAYRAM, GİZEM BÜŞRA KELLER, BEYZA KÜÇÜK, ABDULLAH GÜVENDİ, MELEK DERMAN, DENİZ KAYA
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.
Keywords: Photonuclear reaction, photoactivation, knock-out reactions, energy levels, radioactive decay, e-linac accelerator
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