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Title: Medical Isotope Production Analyses In KIPT Neutron Source Facility

Medical isotope production analyses in Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology (KIPT) neutron source facility were performed to include the details of the irradiation cassette and the self-shielding effect. An updated detailed model of the facility was used for the analyses. The facility consists of an accelerator-driven system (ADS), which has a subcritical assembly using low-enriched uranium fuel elements with a beryllium-graphite reflector. The beryllium assemblies of the reflector have the same outer geometry as the fuel elements, which permits loading the subcritical assembly with different number of fuel elements without impacting the reflector performance. The subcritical assembly is driven by an external neutron source generated from the interaction of 100-kW electron beam with a tungsten target. The facility construction was completed at the end of 2015, and it is planned to start the operation during the year of 2016. It is the first ADS in the world, which has a coolant system for removing the generated fission power. Argonne National Laboratory has developed the design concept and performed extensive design analyses for the facility including its utilization for the production of different radioactive medical isotopes. 99Mo is the parent isotope of 99mTc, which is the most commonly used medicalmore » radioactive isotope. Detailed analyses were performed to define the optimal sample irradiation location and the generated activity, for several radioactive medical isotopes, as a function of the irradiation time.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1238150
Report Number(s):
ANL--16/03
124805; TRN: US1600535
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; MOLYBDENUM 99; TECHNETIUM 99; SUBCRITICAL ASSEMBLIES; BERYLLIUM; FUEL ELEMENTS; SLIGHTLY ENRICHED URANIUM; ELECTRON BEAMS; KEV RANGE 10-100; NEUTRON SOURCE FACILITIES; GRAPHITE; TUNGSTEN; NEUTRON SOURCES; IRRADIATION CAPSULES; COOLING SYSTEMS; DESIGN; FISSION; CONFIGURATION; ACCELERATORS; FUNCTIONS; TIME DEPENDENCE; PERFORMANCE; SELF-SHIELDING; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; UKRAINE; NEUTRON REFLECTORS