What is the potential impact of the IsoDAR cyclotron on radioisotope production: a review
Author(s)Waites, Loyd H; Alonso, Jose R; Barlow, Roger; Conrad, Janet M
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Abstract The IsoDAR collaboration is developing a high-current cyclotron for a neutrino search experiment. Designed to deliver 10 mA of 60 MeV protons, the current and power of this cyclotron far exceed those of existing accelerators, opening new possibilities for the production of radiopharmaceutical isotopes, producing very high-activity samples in very short times. The cyclotron can also be easily configured to deliver ions other than protons including 1 mA of alpha particles at 240 MeV: this flexibility gives a broad reach into new areas of isotope production. We explain how IsoDAR overcomes the beam limits of commercial cyclotrons, and how it could represent the next step in isotope production rates.
Springer International Publishing
EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry. 2020 Feb 03;5(1):6
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