Spallation production of neutron deficient radioisotopes in North America

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The US Department of Energy produces a number of neutron deficient radioisotopes by high energy proton induced spallation reactions in accelerators at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. Research isotopes are also recovered from targets irradiated at TRIUMF in British Columbia, Canada. The radioisotopes recovered are distributed for use in nuclear medicine, environmental research, physics research, and industry worldwide. In addition to the main product line of Sr-82 from either Mo or Rb targets, Cu-67 from ZnO targets, and Ge-68 and RbBr targets, these irradiation facilities also produce some unique isotopes in ... continued below

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Jamriska, D.J.; Peterson, E.J. & Carty, J. December 31, 1997.

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The US Department of Energy produces a number of neutron deficient radioisotopes by high energy proton induced spallation reactions in accelerators at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. Research isotopes are also recovered from targets irradiated at TRIUMF in British Columbia, Canada. The radioisotopes recovered are distributed for use in nuclear medicine, environmental research, physics research, and industry worldwide. In addition to the main product line of Sr-82 from either Mo or Rb targets, Cu-67 from ZnO targets, and Ge-68 and RbBr targets, these irradiation facilities also produce some unique isotopes in quantities not available from any other source such as Al-26, Mg-28, Si-32, Ti-44, Fe-52, Gd-148, and Hg-194. The authors will describe the accelerator irradiation facilities at the Los Alamos and Brookhaven National Laboratories. The high level radiochemical processing facilities at Los Alamos and brief chemical processes will be described.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98001458

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  • 2. international conference on isotopes, Sydney (Australia), 12-16 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98001458
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-3309
  • Report No.: CONF-9710130--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 563305
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692028

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Jamriska, D.J.; Peterson, E.J. & Carty, J. Spallation production of neutron deficient radioisotopes in North America, article, December 31, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692028/: accessed June 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.