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Measurement of the laser resonance ionization efficiency for lutetium

Vadim Maratovich Gadelshin, Reinhard Heinke, Tom Kieck, Tobias Kron, Pascal Naubereit, Frank Rösch, Thierry Stora, Dominik Studer and Klaus Wendt
From the journal Radiochimica Acta


The development of a highly efficient resonance ionization scheme for lutetium is presented. A laser ion source, based on the all-solid-state Titanium:sapphire laser system, was used at the 30 keV RISIKO off-line mass separator to characterize different possible optical excitation schemes in respect to their ionization efficiency. The developed laser resonance ionization scheme can be directly applied to the use at radioactive ion beam facilities, e. g. at the CERN-MEDICIS facility, for large-scale production of medical radioisotopes.


The work has been carried out in collaboration based upon the long-term experiences in the field of laser resonance ionization spectroscopy [23] and radionuclides applied for radiopharmacy [24] between the Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and the Institute of Physics at Mainz University. This research project has been supported by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Fellowship of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme under, Funder Id:, contract number 642889 MEDICIS-PROMED; by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under, Funder Id: the consecutive projects 05P12UMCIA and 05P15UMCIA.


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Received: 2019-02-10
Accepted: 2019-04-29
Published Online: 2019-05-31
Published in Print: 2019-07-26

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