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Defining Processing Times for Accelerator Produced 225Ac and Other Isotopes from Proton Irradiated Thorium...

by Jonathan Fitzsimmons, Justin R Griswold, Dmitri Medvedev, Cathy Cutler, Leonard Mausner
Publication Type
Journal
Journal Name
Molecules
Publication Date
Page Number
1095
Volume
24
Issue
6

During the purification of radioisotopes, decay periods or time dependent purification steps may be required to achieve a certain level of radiopurity in the final product. Actinum-225 (Ac-225), Silver-111 (Ag-111), Astatine-211 (At-211), Ruthenium-105 (Ru-105), and Rhodium-105 (Rh-105) are produced in a high energy proton irradiated thorium target. Experimentally measured cross sections, along with MCNP6-generated cross sections, were used to determine the quantities of Ac-225, Ag-111, At-211, Ru-105, Rh-105, and other co-produced radioactive impurities produced in a proton irradiated thorium target at Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP). Ac-225 and Ag-111 can be produced with high radiopurity by the proton irradiation of a thorium target at BLIP.