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Title: Linear accelerator for radioisotope production

Abstract

A 200- to 500-..mu..A source of 70- to 90-MeV protons would be a valuable asset to the nuclear medicine program. A linear accelerator (linac) can achieve this performance, and it can be extended to even higher energies and currents. Variable energy and current options are available. A 70-MeV linac is described, based on recent innovations in linear accelerator technology; it would be 27.3 m long and cost approx. $6 million. By operating the radio-frequency (rf) power system at a level necessary to produce a 500-..mu..A beam current, the cost of power deposited in the radioisotope-production target is comparable with existing cyclotrons. If the rf-power system is operated at full power, the same accelerator is capable of producing an 1140-..mu..A beam, and the cost per beam watt on the target is less than half that of comparable cyclotrons.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5220459
Report Number(s):
LA-9144-MS
ON: DE82009551; TRN: 82-013759
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS; USES; RADIOISOTOPES; PRODUCTION; MEV RANGE 10-100; MICRO AMP BEAM CURRENTS; MILLI AMP BEAM CURRENTS; PROTON BEAMS; ACCELERATORS; BEAM CURRENTS; BEAMS; CURRENTS; ECONOMICS; ENERGY RANGE; ISOTOPES; MEV RANGE; NUCLEON BEAMS; PARTICLE BEAMS; 430303* - Particle Accelerators- Experimental Facilities & Equipment; 400703 - Radiochemistry & Nuclear Chemistry- Radioisotope Production

Citation Formats

Hansborough, L.D., Hamm, R.W., and Stovall, J.E.. Linear accelerator for radioisotope production. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2172/5220459.
Hansborough, L.D., Hamm, R.W., & Stovall, J.E.. Linear accelerator for radioisotope production. United States. doi:10.2172/5220459.
Hansborough, L.D., Hamm, R.W., and Stovall, J.E.. 1982. "Linear accelerator for radioisotope production". United States. doi:10.2172/5220459. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5220459.
@article{osti_5220459,
title = {Linear accelerator for radioisotope production},
author = {Hansborough, L.D. and Hamm, R.W. and Stovall, J.E.},
abstractNote = {A 200- to 500-..mu..A source of 70- to 90-MeV protons would be a valuable asset to the nuclear medicine program. A linear accelerator (linac) can achieve this performance, and it can be extended to even higher energies and currents. Variable energy and current options are available. A 70-MeV linac is described, based on recent innovations in linear accelerator technology; it would be 27.3 m long and cost approx. $6 million. By operating the radio-frequency (rf) power system at a level necessary to produce a 500-..mu..A beam current, the cost of power deposited in the radioisotope-production target is comparable with existing cyclotrons. If the rf-power system is operated at full power, the same accelerator is capable of producing an 1140-..mu..A beam, and the cost per beam watt on the target is less than half that of comparable cyclotrons.},
doi = {10.2172/5220459},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = 1982,
month = 2
}

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