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Title Compact Accelerator Based Neutron Source for 99mTc Production
Abstract The radioisotope Technetium-99m (99mTc) is used in 85\% of all nuclear medicine procedures. 99mTc is produced from its precursor Molybdenum-99 (99Mo), which until recently was produced in only five research reactors worldwide. Recently a number of accelerator-based methods have been proposed to fill this gap and to diversify this supply chain. In the paper we present our base compact (4 m) 10 mA 3.5 MeV accelerator design, to generate low-energy neutrons via fusion. In this design we increase neutron capture with a novel moderator assembly to shift the neutron spectrum into the epithermal resonance region of the 98Mo capture cross-section to create 99Mo. In this paper we examine Li(p, n) reactions for neutron production. Specifically focused on a numerical studies for an optimised target design capable of handling the heat load.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 7th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC'16), Busan, Korea, 8-13 May 2016, (2016): 1946-1949. http://accelconf.…/papers/tupoy020.pdf 2016