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Generation of medical radioisotopes using accelerator neutrons

Nagai, Yasuki; Hashimoto, Kazuyuki

In Japan, about 0.9 million diagnostic procedures are carried out using $$^{rm 99m}$$Tc, the daughter nuclide of $$^{99}$$Mo with a half-life of 66 h, separated from $$^{99}$$Mo; all $$^{99}$$Mo radioisotopes are imported. Most of $$^{99}$$Mo has been produced by the fission reaction of highly enriched $$^{235}$$U in research reactors in the world. However, a number of incidents of the reactors caused the shortage of $$^{99}$$Mo worldwide, which triggered widespread discussions on the reliable supply of $$^{99}$$Mo. We proposed a new route to produce a large quantity of high quality $$^{99}$$Mo using fast neutrons from an accelerator.



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