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Fast-neutron production of radioisotopes
Author(s): Floyd. D. McDaniel; W. J. Courtney; W. W. Givens; W. B. Cloud; B. L. Freeman; Ivor Morgan; Richard Schafer
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Paper Abstract

The production of radioisotopes by fast neutron reactions may be especially useful in lieu of the recent problems with reactor production in the U.S. Some of the fast neutron (n,2n) nuclear reactions are quite large and may be used to produce radioisotopes with little additional radioactive waste. For example, 99mTc, which is used for more than 80% of the diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, is generated from 99Mo. The 100Mo (n,2n) 99Mo reaction has a cross section of 1400 mb for 14 MeV neutrons and is a good candidate for 99Mo production.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204197
Show Author Affiliations
Floyd. D. McDaniel, Univ. of North Texas (United States)
W. J. Courtney, North Texas Research and Development Corp. (United States)
W. W. Givens, North Texas Research and Development Corp. (United States)
W. B. Cloud, North Texas Research and Development Corp. (United States)
B. L. Freeman, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Ivor Morgan, North Texas Research and Development Corp. (United Kingdom)
Richard Schafer, Univ. of North Texas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2339:
International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications
George Vourvopoulos; Themis Paradellis, Editor(s)

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