Measured Bremsstrahlung Photonuclear Production of 99Mo (99mTc) with 34 MeV to 1.7 GeV Electrons
99Mo photonuclear yield was measured using high-energy electrons from Laser Plasma Accelerators and natural molybdenum. Spectroscopically resolved electron beams allow comparisons to Monte Carlo calculations using known 100Mo(γ,n)99Mo cross sections. Yields are consistent with published low-energy data, and higher energy data are well predicted from the calculations. The measured yield is (15±2)×10−5 atoms/electron (0.92±0.11 GBq/μA) for 25 mm targets at 33.7 MeV, rising to (1391±20)×10−5 atoms/electron (87±2 GBq/μA) for 54 mm/ 1.7 GeV, with peak power-normalized yield at 150 MeV.
Physics and Astronomy
Applied Radiation and Isotopes
A.D. Roberts, C.G.R. Geddes, N. Matlis, K. Nakamura, J.P. O'Neil, B.H. Shaw, S. Steinke, J. van Tilborg, W.P. Leemans. (2015). Measured Bremsstrahlung Photonuclear Production of 99Mo (99mTc) with 34MeV to 1.7 GeV Electrons. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 96, 122-128.
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Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Article published by Elsevier in Applied Radiation and Isotopes, volume 96, February 2015, pages 122-128. Available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.11.008