Production of 16N for Instrument Calibration
Physics and Astronomy
A convenient source of -7 second [16N]-N2 is described, employing the deuteron irradiation of a flow-through nitrogen target, suitable for the calibration of gamma detectors to 7 MeV and beta spectrometers to 10 MeV. Its possible presence as a contaminant in 15O-gases bears watching.
R.J. Nickles, T.E. Barnhart, M.A. Avila-Rodrigues, A.K. Converse, R. Sundaresan, J.A. Nye, D.W. Dick, and A.D. Roberts. Production of 16N for Instrument Calibration. Radiochimica Acta, 92(4-6), 229-232.
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Copyright © De Gruyter. Article published by De Gruyter in Radiochimica Acta, volume 92, issue number 4-6, April 2004, pages 229-232. Available online on September 25, 2009: http://doi.org/10.1524/ract.184.108.40.206583.