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Title: Fuel preparation for use in the production of medical isotopes

The present invention relates generally to the field of medical isotope production by fission of uranium-235 and the fuel utilized therein (e.g., the production of suitable Low Enriched Uranium (LEU is uranium having 20 weight percent or less uranium-235) fuel for medical isotope production) and, in particular to a method for producing LEU fuel and a LEU fuel product that is suitable for use in the production of medical isotopes. In one embodiment, the LEU fuel of the present invention is designed to be utilized in an Aqueous Homogeneous Reactor (AHR) for the production of various medical isotopes including, but not limited to, molybdenum-99, cesium-137, iodine-131, strontium-89, xenon-133 and yttrium-90.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1330340
Report Number(s):
9,475,706
13/659,419
DOE Contract Number:
FC52-09NA29596
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Oct 24
Research Org:
BWXT Technical Services Group, Inc., Lynchburg, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS