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Title: Apparatus and method for generating medical isotopes

Abstract

An apparatus for generating medical isotopes provides an annular fissile solution vessel surrounding a neutron generator. The annular fissile solution vessel provides for good capture of the emitted neutrons and a geometry that provides enhanced stability in an aqueous reactor. A neutron multiplier and/or a neutron moderator may be used to improve the efficiency and control the criticality of the reaction in the annular fissile solution vessel.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1568530
Patent Number(s):
10332646
Application Number:
13/373,899
Assignee:
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21G - CONVERSION OF CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21K - TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING PARTICLES OR IONISING RADIATION NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
NA0000752
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/05/2011
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Piefer, Gregory Richard, Heltemes, Thad Alexander, Van Abel, Eric Nicholas, and Radel, Ross Francis. Apparatus and method for generating medical isotopes. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Piefer, Gregory Richard, Heltemes, Thad Alexander, Van Abel, Eric Nicholas, & Radel, Ross Francis. Apparatus and method for generating medical isotopes. United States.
Piefer, Gregory Richard, Heltemes, Thad Alexander, Van Abel, Eric Nicholas, and Radel, Ross Francis. Tue . "Apparatus and method for generating medical isotopes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1568530.
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