Investigation of Production Reaction Cross Section for Cs-137 Used in Radiotherapy


KARPUZ N., Boz C., Mavi B., Oner F., AKKURT İ.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.128, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 128
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.128.b-363
  • Title of Journal : ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A

Abstract

During the production of the radiation source that used in radiotherapy may occur nuclear reactions are very important in terms of human health. Cs-137 is used in radiotherapy that consists of fission the U-235 core. Because of physical half-live of Cs-137 is 30 years, it is advantage for the radioactive half-lives. In this study, radionuclide production reaction cross section for U-235 (n,f)Cs-137 is calculated with TALYS 1.6 nuclear simulation code that based on Monte Carlo.