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Title: Prospects for the methods of radionuclide production

In the present report, methods of radionuclide production for the nuclear-medicine purposes are described. In a budget approach, the application of low-energy accelerators is especially advantageous. Intense flux of bremsstrahlung at electron accelerators or high-current cyclotron beams of alpha particles must supply a great yield for many isotopes. The choice of a target material and of the projectile energy provides enough variation for concrete species formation. The innovating procedures are here proposed for optimizing of methods, for instance, application of the noble-gas target for production and transport of activities. The known and new variants of the “generator” scheme are discussed. Many isotopes are listed as promising in the context of the therapeutic and theragnostic applications. Among them are isotopes/isomers emitting soft radiation for the selective and careful body treatment, also the positron emitters for PET, and the halogen and alkali-metal species convenient for chemical separation.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, FLNR, 141980, Dubna, Moscow region (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391313
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1653; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: APMAS 2014: 4. International Congress in Advances in Applied Physics and Materials Science, Fethiye (Turkey), 24-27 Apr 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; ALKALI METALS; ALPHA BEAMS; ALPHA REACTIONS; ARGON 40 TARGET; BREMSSTRAHLUNG; ELECTRONS; HALOGENS; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOMERS; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; NEON 20 TARGET; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEAR REACTION YIELD; OPTIMIZATION; PHOTON BEAMS; PHOTONUCLEAR REACTIONS