Investigation of Production Reaction Cross Section for 137Cs Used in Radiotherapy
N. Karpuza, M.C. Boz b, B. Mavı b, F. Oner b and İ. Akkurt a
aSüleyman Demirel University, Physics Department, Isparta, Turkey
bAmasya University, Physics Department, Amasya, Turkey
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During the production of the radiation source that used in radiotherapy may occur nuclear reactions are very important in terms of human health. 137Cs is used in radiotherapy that consists of fission the 235U core. Because of physical half-live of 137Cs is 30 years, it is advantage for the radioactive half-lives. In this study, radionuclide production reaction cross section for 235U(n,f)137Cs is calculated with TALYS 1.6 nuclear simulation code that based on Monte Carlo.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.128.B-363
PACS numbers: 82.20.Pm, 52.59.-f