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Title: Accelerator-based method of producing isotopes

Abstract

The invention provides a method using accelerators to produce radio-isotopes in high quantities. The method comprises: supplying a "core" of low-enrichment fissile material arranged in a spherical array of LEU combined with water moderator. The array is surrounded by substrates which serve as multipliers and moderators as well as neutron shielding substrates. A flux of neutrons enters the low-enrichment fissile material and causes fissions therein for a time sufficient to generate desired quantities of isotopes from the fissile material. The radio-isotopes are extracted from said fissile material by chemical processing or other means.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1345506
Patent Number(s):
9,177,679
Application Number:
13/026,102
Assignee:
UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC (Chicago, IL)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Feb 11
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES

Citation Formats

Nolen, Jr., Jerry A., and Gomes, Itacil C. Accelerator-based method of producing isotopes. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Nolen, Jr., Jerry A., & Gomes, Itacil C. Accelerator-based method of producing isotopes. United States.
Nolen, Jr., Jerry A., and Gomes, Itacil C. Tue . "Accelerator-based method of producing isotopes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345506.
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