A simple thick target for production of 89Zr using an 11 MeV cyclotron

Jeanne Link, Kenneth Krohn, Matthew J. O'Hara

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Abstract

The growing interest but limited availability of 89Zr for PET led us to test targets for the 89Y(p,n) reaction. The goal was an easily constructed target for an 11 MeV Siemens cyclotron. Yttrium foils were tested at different thicknesses, angles and currents. A 90° foil tolerated 41 µA without damage and produced ~800 MBq/h, >20 mCi, an amount adequate for radiochemistry research and human doses in a widely available accelerator. This method should translate to higher energy cyclotrons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume122
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • 11 MeV production
  • Zr production
  • Experimental yields
  • RDS Eclipse
  • Target

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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