Radiochemical separation of exotic radionuclides from accelerator waste for nuclear astrophysics experiments
by Maria Dorothea Schumann (Paul Scherrer Institut (CH))
at CERN ( 26-1-022 )
High-energetic protons and secondary particles produce in interaction with matter – due to the broadness of the induced nuclear reactions – a big variety of radionuclides, with some of them being very rare, exotic, and, in several cases, difficult to be produced by complementary reactions. Depending on the nature of the activated material, valuable isotopes, interesting for scientific and technological applications, can be extracted from samples stemming from the surroundings or components of a particle accelerator, especially if the initial proton flux is comparable high (in the Megawatt range).