A severe supply crisis of 99Mo, precursor of 99mTc a diagnostic radionuclide largely used in Nuclear Medicine, occurred in 2008–2009 due to repeated shut-down of the two main (aged) fission reactors. An alternative route for producing 99Mo by 100Mo(n,2n)99Mo reaction was investigated at ENEA. The experiment, designed according to Monte Carlo simulations performed with the Fluka code, produced 99Mo by irradiating a natural Molybdenum powdered target with 14 MeV neutrons produced at the Frascati Neutron Generator. The 99Mo specific activity was measured at metrological level by γ-ray spectrometry. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

99mTc by 99Mo produced at the ENEA-FNG facility of 14 MeV neutrons

Pizzuto, A.;Pillon, M.;De Felice, P.;Fazio, A.;Quintieri, L.;Pietropaolo, A.;Capogni, M.
2018

Abstract

A severe supply crisis of 99Mo, precursor of 99mTc a diagnostic radionuclide largely used in Nuclear Medicine, occurred in 2008–2009 due to repeated shut-down of the two main (aged) fission reactors. An alternative route for producing 99Mo by 100Mo(n,2n)99Mo reaction was investigated at ENEA. The experiment, designed according to Monte Carlo simulations performed with the Fluka code, produced 99Mo by irradiating a natural Molybdenum powdered target with 14 MeV neutrons produced at the Frascati Neutron Generator. The 99Mo specific activity was measured at metrological level by γ-ray spectrometry. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
γ-ray spectrometry;99Mo by 14 MeV neutrons;Fluka Monte Carlo code;99mTc supply crisis
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