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Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” at 70
Seventy years ago to the day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his historic address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. (See December 2023 Nuclear News's “Leaders” column to read the reflections of Kathryn Huff, the Department of Energy’s assistant secretary for nuclear energy, on the speech’s anniversary.)
A. Colombi, M. P. Carante, F. Barbaro, L. Canton, A. Fontana
Nuclear Technology | Volume 208 | Number 4 | April 2022 | Pages 735-752
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.1947122
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Radioisotope 52gMn is of special interest for multimodal imaging. Using state-of-art nuclear reaction codes, we study the alternative nuclear reaction route natV(,x)52gMn in comparison with the standard production routes based upon the use of chromium targets. The integral yields of 52gMn and contaminants have been evaluated. The main outcome of this investigation is that the 52gMn yield of the new production route compares favorably with respect to the standard natCr one, and the contamination due to 54Mn is expected to be significantly lower. The study also reveals a large spread in the cross-section data set and points out the need of more precise measurements of the reaction natV(,x)52gMn as well as the need of more refined models in nuclear reaction codes such as Talys, Empire, and Fluka.