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Title: Production of radionuclide molybdenum 99 in a distributed and in situ fashion

Abstract

A method and apparatus for producing Mo-99 from Mo-100 for the use of the produced Mo-99 in a Tc-99m generator without the use of uranium is presented. Both the method and apparatus employ high energy gamma rays for the transformation of Mo-100 to Mo-99. The high energy gamma rays are produced by exposing a metal target to a moderated neutron output of between 6 MeV and 14 MeV. The resulting Mo-99 spontaneously decays into Tc-99m and can therefore be used in a Tc-99m generator.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1247992
Patent Number(s):
9318228
Application Number:
13/457,174
Assignee:
Charles A. Gentile
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21G - CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES

Citation Formats

Gentile, Charles A., Cohen, Adam B., and Ascione, George. Production of radionuclide molybdenum 99 in a distributed and in situ fashion. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Gentile, Charles A., Cohen, Adam B., & Ascione, George. Production of radionuclide molybdenum 99 in a distributed and in situ fashion. United States.
Gentile, Charles A., Cohen, Adam B., and Ascione, George. Tue . "Production of radionuclide molybdenum 99 in a distributed and in situ fashion". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1247992.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus for producing Mo-99 from Mo-100 for the use of the produced Mo-99 in a Tc-99m generator without the use of uranium is presented. Both the method and apparatus employ high energy gamma rays for the transformation of Mo-100 to Mo-99. The high energy gamma rays are produced by exposing a metal target to a moderated neutron output of between 6 MeV and 14 MeV. The resulting Mo-99 spontaneously decays into Tc-99m and can therefore be used in a Tc-99m generator.},
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