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Title: Targets and methods for target preparation for radionuclide production

Abstract

The invention relates to nuclear technology, and to irradiation targets and their preparation. One embodiment of the present invention includes a method for preparation of a target containing intermetallic composition of antimony Ti--Sb, Al--Sb, Cu--Sb, or Ni--Sb in order to produce radionuclides (e.g., tin-117 m) with a beam of accelerated particles. The intermetallic compounds of antimony can be welded by means of diffusion welding to a copper backing cooled during irradiation on the beam of accelerated particles. Another target can be encapsulated into a shell made of metallic niobium, stainless steel, nickel or titanium cooled outside by water during irradiation. Titanium shell can be plated outside by nickel to avoid interaction with the cooling water.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1079423
Patent Number(s):
8290110
Application Number:
12/424,992
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05H - PLASMA TECHNIQUE
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23K - SOLDERING OR UNSOLDERING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Zhuikov, Boris L, Konyakhin, Nicolai A, Kokhanyuk, Vladimir M, and Srivastava, Suresh C. Targets and methods for target preparation for radionuclide production. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Zhuikov, Boris L, Konyakhin, Nicolai A, Kokhanyuk, Vladimir M, & Srivastava, Suresh C. Targets and methods for target preparation for radionuclide production. United States.
Zhuikov, Boris L, Konyakhin, Nicolai A, Kokhanyuk, Vladimir M, and Srivastava, Suresh C. Tue . "Targets and methods for target preparation for radionuclide production". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1079423.
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author = {Zhuikov, Boris L and Konyakhin, Nicolai A and Kokhanyuk, Vladimir M and Srivastava, Suresh C},
abstractNote = {The invention relates to nuclear technology, and to irradiation targets and their preparation. One embodiment of the present invention includes a method for preparation of a target containing intermetallic composition of antimony Ti--Sb, Al--Sb, Cu--Sb, or Ni--Sb in order to produce radionuclides (e.g., tin-117 m) with a beam of accelerated particles. The intermetallic compounds of antimony can be welded by means of diffusion welding to a copper backing cooled during irradiation on the beam of accelerated particles. Another target can be encapsulated into a shell made of metallic niobium, stainless steel, nickel or titanium cooled outside by water during irradiation. Titanium shell can be plated outside by nickel to avoid interaction with the cooling water.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
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Works referenced in this record:

On the Phase Relationships in the Titanium-Antimony System. The Crystal Structures of Ti3Sb.
journal, January 1962