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3 March 1995 Fast-neutron production of radioisotopes
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Proceedings Volume 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications; (1995)
Event: 4th International Conference on Applications of Nuclear Techniques: Neutrons and their Applications, 1994, Crete, Greece
The production of radioisotopes by fast neutron reactions may be especially useful in lieu of the recent problems with reactor production in the U.S. Some of the fast neutron (n,2n) nuclear reactions are quite large and may be used to produce radioisotopes with little additional radioactive waste. For example, 99mTc, which is used for more than 80% of the diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, is generated from 99Mo. The 100Mo (n,2n) 99Mo reaction has a cross section of 1400 mb for 14 MeV neutrons and is a good candidate for 99Mo production.
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Floyd. D. McDaniel, W. J. Courtney, W. W. Givens, W. B. Cloud, B. L. Freeman, Ivor Morgan, and Richard Schafer "Fast-neutron production of radioisotopes", Proc. SPIE 2339, International Conference on Neutrons and Their Applications, (3 March 1995);


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