Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 298, Issue 1, pp 413–418 | Cite as

Feasibility study for production of 99mTc by neutron irradiation of MoO3 in a 250 kW TRIGA Mark II reactor

  • Artem V. Matyskin
  • Danas Ridikas
  • V. S. Skuridin
  • Johannes Sterba
  • Georg Steinhauser


The subject of this paper is to explore the possibility to obtain 99mTc from activation of 98Mo, using the TRIGA Mark II low flux research reactor (Vienna, Austria). Irradiation of both natural and enriched in 98Mo molybdenum oxides was compared. Aims of this work included the determination of neutron fluxes and 98Mo(n, γ)99Mo reaction effective cross section in the TRIGA Mark II reactor irradiation channels, calculation of 99Mo specific activities, determination of optimal irradiation conditions for the subsequent 99mTc separation from MoO3 targets using concentrating technologies.


Molybdenum Neutron irradiation TRIGA Mark II Technetium Extraction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Artem V. Matyskin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Danas Ridikas
    • 3
  • V. S. Skuridin
    • 2
  • Johannes Sterba
    • 1
  • Georg Steinhauser
    • 1
  1. 1.AtominstitutVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Physics and TechnologyTomsk Polytechnic UniversityTomskRussia
  3. 3.Department of Nuclear Applications and SciencesInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)ViennaAustria

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