Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 199, Issue 3, pp 173–181 | Cite as

Characteristics and behavior of a99Mo/99mTc generator using irradiated titanium molybdate as column matrix

  • Y. F. Shafiq
  • Z. M. Yousif


A99Mo/99mTc generator, system was made with a performed titanium molybdate gel. The irradiation was carried out at a medium neutron flux of 1.5×1013 n cm−2·s−1. The irradiated matrix was loaded on top of a column composed of hydrous zirconium oxide alumina. The elution efficiency and the amount of total technetium per mCi99mTc in the generator eluents have been determined. Molybdenum breakthrough has also been determined and compared with literature values. The influence of the particle size, water content, neutron flux and molybdenum content on the total99mTc-activity has been investigated.


Particle Size Zirconium Molybdenum Molybdate Neutron Flux 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. F. Shafiq
    • 1
  • Z. M. Yousif
    • 1
  1. 1.Radioisotope Production DepartmentNuclear Research CentreBaghdadIraq

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