99Mo Production via 100Mo(n,2n)99Mo using accelerator neutrons
Nuclear Engineering Research Collaboration Center, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Tokai-mura, Ibaraki-ken 319-1195, Japan
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Published online: 20 March 2014
A new production method of 99Mo using accelerator neutrons via the 100Mo(n,2n)99Mo reaction was proposed. Intense neutrons with a most probable energy of 14 MeV can be produced by bombarding Be or C with 40 MeV deuteron beams. Research and development works of 99Mo produced by neutrons from the 3H(d,n)4He reaction were carried out. High quality 99mTc was obtained by employing a sublimation method. Accelerator neutrons are shown to have a great potential to produce a wide variety of radioisotopes.
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