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Title: Chemical Processing Activities for 99Mo production by (γ,n) and (n,γ) reactions using enriched 100Mo and 98Mo targets

Abstract

Recently, several technologies were proposed for the production of 99Mo/ 99mTc without the use of 235U targets. These technologies offer the potential for a lower-cost alternative to fission produced 99Mo, but with lower yields of 99Mo or 99mTc. Enriched 98Mo or 100Mo targets are necessary for economic production of several thousand Ci of 99Mo. Argonne, in collaboration with Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, are assisting NorthStar Medical Technologies in the development of a domestic supply of 99Mo. NorthStar’s short-term plan is to produce 99Mo using 98Mo(n,)γ 99Mo reaction at MURR, and their long-term solution is to produce 99Mo using an electron accelerator via the 100Mo(,γn) 99Mo reaction. The latest experimental results from irradiation of enriched 100Mo targets, large-scale dissolution studies, and development of enriched material recycle process will be presented

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1352193
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2015 Mo-99 Topical Meeting, Boston, MA (United States), 31 Aug- 3 Sep 2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Mo-99; chemical processing; recycle

Citation Formats

Tkac, P., Rotsch, D A, Brown, M. A., Makarashvili, V., and Vandegrift, G. F.. Chemical Processing Activities for 99Mo production by (γ,n) and (n,γ) reactions using enriched 100Mo and 98Mo targets. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Tkac, P., Rotsch, D A, Brown, M. A., Makarashvili, V., & Vandegrift, G. F.. Chemical Processing Activities for 99Mo production by (γ,n) and (n,γ) reactions using enriched 100Mo and 98Mo targets. United States.
Tkac, P., Rotsch, D A, Brown, M. A., Makarashvili, V., and Vandegrift, G. F.. Thu . "Chemical Processing Activities for 99Mo production by (γ,n) and (n,γ) reactions using enriched 100Mo and 98Mo targets". United States. doi:.
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title = {Chemical Processing Activities for 99Mo production by (γ,n) and (n,γ) reactions using enriched 100Mo and 98Mo targets},
author = {Tkac, P. and Rotsch, D A and Brown, M. A. and Makarashvili, V. and Vandegrift, G. F.},
abstractNote = {Recently, several technologies were proposed for the production of 99Mo/99mTc without the use of 235U targets. These technologies offer the potential for a lower-cost alternative to fission produced 99Mo, but with lower yields of 99Mo or 99mTc. Enriched 98Mo or 100Mo targets are necessary for economic production of several thousand Ci of 99Mo. Argonne, in collaboration with Los Alamos and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, are assisting NorthStar Medical Technologies in the development of a domestic supply of 99Mo. NorthStar’s short-term plan is to produce 99Mo using 98Mo(n,)γ99Mo reaction at MURR, and their long-term solution is to produce 99Mo using an electron accelerator via the 100Mo(,γn)99Mo reaction. The latest experimental results from irradiation of enriched 100Mo targets, large-scale dissolution studies, and development of enriched material recycle process will be presented},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
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