Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 257–261 | Cite as

210Pb/210Po isotope generator

  • Kelly N. KmakEmail author
  • John D. Despotopulos
  • Dawn A. Shaughnessy


As a continuation of previous work (Kmak et al. in J Radioanal Nucl Chem 314:985–989, 2017), an isotope generator column based on the 210Pb decay chain has been made to produce highly radiopure 210Po. Two replicate studies were performed on AG 50Wx8 columns with an average yield of 90.4 ± 1.9%. 210Pb breakthrough was seen at the 6 month elution for both generators.


Polonium Lead Isotope generator Cation exchange chromatography 



This study was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344. This work was funded by the Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program at LLNL under project tracking code 17-LW-035. This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration through the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium under Award Number DE-NA0003180. The authors would like to thank Keenan J Thomas and the Nuclear Counting Facility at LLNL for their expertise with the counting systems.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelly N. Kmak
    • 1
    Email author
  • John D. Despotopulos
    • 2
  • Dawn A. Shaughnessy
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryNuclear and Chemical Sciences DivisionLivermoreUSA

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