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Title: Electron linac for medical isotope production with improved energy efficiency and isotope recovery

A method and isotope linac system are provided for producing radio-isotopes and for recovering isotopes. The isotope linac is an energy recovery linac (ERL) with an electron beam being transmitted through an isotope-producing target. The electron beam energy is recollected and re-injected into an accelerating structure. The ERL provides improved efficiency with reduced power requirements and provides improved thermal management of an isotope target and an electron-to-x-ray converter.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1346345
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL) ANL
Patent Number(s):
9,129,714
Application Number:
13/248,209
Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Sep 29
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES

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