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Production of Radionuclides

  • Gopal B. Saha

Abstract

Nearly 3000 nuclides are known, of which approximately 2700 are radioactive, and the rest are stable. The majority of radionuclides are artificially produced in the cyclotron and reactor. Some short-lived radionuclides are available from the so-called radionuclide generators in which long-lived parents are loaded and decay to short-lived daughters. The following is a brief description of these sources of radionuclides.

Keywords

Thermal Neutron Neutron Capture Reaction Daughter Activity Radionuclide Generator Parent Radionuclide 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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