High specific activity Cu-61 via Zn-64(p,α)Cu-61 reaction at low proton energies

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Stefan Thieme, Martin Walther, Stephan Preusche, Johan Rajander, Hans-Jürgen Pietzsch, Jan-Olof Lill, Michael Kaden, Olof Solin, Jörg Steinbach
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Journal acronym: APPL RADIAT ISOTOPES
Volume number: 72
Start page: 169
End page: 176
Number of pages: 8
ISSN: 0969-8043


Abstract

The PET radionuclide Cu-61 is accessible through several nuclear reactions. Besides the common production route via Ni-61(p,n)Cu-61 the Zn-64(p,alpha)Cu-61 reaction offers some advantages. Especially the comparatively cheap enriched Zn-64 makes this process economical. For fast product purification and recycling of target material an ion exchange cascade was developed. In addition a separation technique with a copper selective resin was tested. Cu-61 with specific activities up to 1000 GBq/mu mol was produced with these methods. (c) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Keywords

Cu-61, Cyclotron, PET imaging, Targetry, Zn-64

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