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Title: Electron linac for medical isotope production with improved energy efficiency and isotope recovery

Abstract

A method and isotope linac system are provided for producing radio-isotopes and for recovering isotopes. The isotope linac is an energy recovery linac (ERL) with an electron beam being transmitted through an isotope-producing target. The electron beam energy is recollected and re-injected into an accelerating structure. The ERL provides improved efficiency with reduced power requirements and provides improved thermal management of an isotope target and an electron-to-x-ray converter.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1346345
Patent Number(s):
9,129,714
Application Number:
13/248,209
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Sep 29
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES

Citation Formats

Noonan, John, Walters, Dean, Virgo, Matt, and Lewellen, John. Electron linac for medical isotope production with improved energy efficiency and isotope recovery. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Noonan, John, Walters, Dean, Virgo, Matt, & Lewellen, John. Electron linac for medical isotope production with improved energy efficiency and isotope recovery. United States.
Noonan, John, Walters, Dean, Virgo, Matt, and Lewellen, John. Tue . "Electron linac for medical isotope production with improved energy efficiency and isotope recovery". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1346345.
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