Vol. 2, 2017

Original research papers

Radiation in Medicine

TARGET DEVELOPMENT FOR MEDICAL RADIONUCLIDES CU-67 AND SR-82 PRODUCTION

V. N. Panteleev , A. E. Barzakh, L. Kh. Batist, D. V. Fedorov, V. S. Ivanov, S. A. Krotov, F. V. Moroz, P. L. Molkanov, S. Yu. Orlov, Yu. M. Volkov

Pages: 43-47

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2017.10

At PNPI NRC KI (Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute of National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”), a high current cyclotron C-80 has been put into operation recently. External proton beam of the energy of 70 MeV and intensity of 100 μA has been obtained. Presently, the work is being carried out to obtain the planned beam parameters: the energy up to 80 MeV and the current up to 200 μA. The main goal of the C-80 is the production of medical radionuclides for diagnostics and therapy. One of the cyclotron beams is intended for the treatment of ophthalmologic diseases by irradiation of malignant eye formation. The radioisotope complex RIC-80 (Radioactive Isotopes at cyclotron C-80) which is constructed at the beam of C-80 will allow us to obtain sources of high activity practically for the whole list of radionuclides produced at accelerators. An essential peculiarity of the RIC-80 is the use of an on-line mass-separator connected to one of the target stations that will allow the production of separated radionuclides of high purity. The target prototypes intended for the production of different radionuclides at the RIC-80 target stations are being studied and developed. The results of different target material tests for the production of 67Cu, 82Sr and other radioisotopes are presented. A new method of a high-temperature separation of the target materials and produced radioactive isotopes has been discussed.
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