Measurement of 186Re, 188Re, 189Re Yield on 186W Target Irradiation by 4He, 3He, 1H, and 2H

The saturation yield of the rhenium radioisotopes 186Re, 188Re, and 189Re on irradiation of a 186W target by the nuclei 4He, 3He, 1H, and 2H with energy 47, 25, 15.3, and 19 MeV, respectively, was measured by the activation method. The chosen energy of the accelerated particles made it possible to minimize the contribution of the activity of long-lived rhenium radioisotopes in the desired radionuclides. The highest yield 3240 ± 330 MBq/μA was obtained for the radioisotope 186Re in the reaction 186W(2H, 2n)186Re. The obtained yield makes it possible to plan on using in radioimmunotherapy the radionuclide 186Re produced by means of this reaction.

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Translated from Atomnaya Énergiya, Vol. 128, No. 3, pp. 151–153, March, 2020.

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Zagryadskii, V.A., Latushkin, S.T., Makoveeva, K.A. et al. Measurement of 186Re, 188Re, 189Re Yield on 186W Target Irradiation by 4He, 3He, 1H, and 2H. At Energy 128, 162–165 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10512-020-00668-6

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