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Table 1 Common production paths and decay properties of 61Cu, 64Cu and 67Cu. All nuclear data was acquired from NuDat (Brookhaven National Laboratory 2020a) and Qcalc (Brookhaven National Laboratory 2020b). “Q” notes q-value

From: Automated, cassette-based isolation and formulation of high-purity [61Cu]CuCl2 from solid Ni targets

Isotope Half-life Decay mode Nuclear reaction
(MeV)
Nat. Ab. (%)
61Cu 3.34 h β+ (61%)
β+mean = 500 keV
β+max = 1216 keV
natNi(d,x)61Cu
60Ni(d,n)61Cu (Q = 2.575)
61Ni(p,n)61Cu (Q = − 3.020)
64Zn(p,α)61Cu (Q = 0.844)
N/A
26.223
1.1399
49.17
64Cu 12.70 h β (38.5%)
βmean = 191 keV
βmax = 580 keV
β+ (17.60%)
β+mean = 278 keV
β+max = 653 keV
64Ni(p,n)64Cu (Q = − 2.457)
68Zn(p,αn)64Cu (Q = − 7.790)
0.9255
18.45
67Cu 61.83 h β (100%)
βmean = 141 keV
βmax = 562 keV
70Zn(p,α)67Cu (Q = 2.619)
64Ni(α,p)67Cu (Q = − 4.644)
68Zn(γ,p)67Cu (Q = − 9.977)
0.61
0.9255
18.45