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

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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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1247992
Report Number(s):
9,318,228
13/457,174
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-09CH11466
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Apr 26
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; 07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCES