Production of high specific activity silicon-32

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development Project (LDRD) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). There were two primary objectives for the work performed under this project. The first was to take advantage of capabilities and facilities at Los Alamos to produce the radionuclide {sup 32}Si in unusually high specific activity. The second was to combine the radioanalytical expertise at Los Alamos with the expertise at the University of California to develop methods for the application of {sup 32}Si in biological oceanographic research related to global climate modeling. The first objective was met by ... continued below

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Phillips, D. R. & Brzezinski, M. A. December 31, 1998.

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  • Phillips, D. R. Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
  • Brzezinski, M. A. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Marine Biotechnology Center

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory Directed Research and Development Project (LDRD) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). There were two primary objectives for the work performed under this project. The first was to take advantage of capabilities and facilities at Los Alamos to produce the radionuclide {sup 32}Si in unusually high specific activity. The second was to combine the radioanalytical expertise at Los Alamos with the expertise at the University of California to develop methods for the application of {sup 32}Si in biological oceanographic research related to global climate modeling. The first objective was met by developing targetry for proton spallation production of {sup 32}Si in KCl targets and chemistry for its recovery in very high specific activity. The second objective was met by developing a validated field-useable, radioanalytical technique, based upon gas-flow proportional counting, to measure the dynamics of silicon uptake by naturally occurring diatoms.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98001499

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  • Other: DE98001499
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-3612
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/563829 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 563829
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc696587

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Phillips, D. R. & Brzezinski, M. A. Production of high specific activity silicon-32, report, December 31, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc696587/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.