A novel approach to medical radioisotope production using inverse kinematics
1 Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, USA
2 Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
3 Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, INFN, Italy
4 Houston Methodist Research Institute, USA
5 Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, USA
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 10 September 2021
The inverse kinematics methodology using a gas target has been applied to produce medically important radionuclides at the Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M University. The production of the theranostic radionuclide 67Cu (T1/2 = 62 h) through the reaction of a 70Zn beam at 15 MeV/nucleon with a hydrogen gas target was performed. The activities at end of irradiation and the thick target yield were obtained for 67Cu. A test using the forward-focused neutrons from the primary reaction to irradiate natZn to produce 67Cu is also presented.
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