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Title: Composition and methods of preparation of target material for producing radionuclides

Abstract

A composition suitable for use as a target containing antimony to be irradiated by accelerated charged particles (e.g., by protons to produce tin-117m) comprises an intermetallic compound of antimony and titanium which is synthesized at high-temperature, for example, in an arc furnace. The formed material is powdered and melted in an induction furnace, or heated at high gas pressure in gas static camera. The obtained product has a density, temperature stability, and heat conductivity sufficient to provide an appropriate target material.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1083933
Patent Number(s):
8449816
Application Number:
12/424,944
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates (Upton, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B22 - CASTING B22F - WORKING METALLIC POWDER
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Seropeghin, Yurii D, and Zhuikov, Boris L. Composition and methods of preparation of target material for producing radionuclides. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Seropeghin, Yurii D, & Zhuikov, Boris L. Composition and methods of preparation of target material for producing radionuclides. United States.
Seropeghin, Yurii D, and Zhuikov, Boris L. Tue . "Composition and methods of preparation of target material for producing radionuclides". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1083933.
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