EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 229, 202029th International Conference of the International Nuclear Target Development Society (INTDS2018)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Targets for Special Application (Medical, Industrial, Controlled Fusion)|
|Published online||28 February 2020|
Medical isotope collection from ISAC targets
1 TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2A3, Canada
2 Department of Chemistry, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada
3 Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
4 Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada
5 University of Groningen, Zernikelaan 25, 9747 AA Groningen, Netherlands
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 28 February 2020
The ISAC facility (Isotope Separation and Acceleration) at TRIUMF has recently started to provide isotopes for pre-clinical nuclear medicine studies. By irradiating ISOL (Isotope Separation OnLine) targets with a 480 MeV proton beam from the TRIUMF H- cyclotron, the facility can deliver a large variety of radioactive isotope beams (RIB) for research in the fields of nuclear astrophysics, nuclear structure and material science with half-lives down to a few milliseconds via an electrostatic beamline network. For the collection of medical isotopes, typically with half-lives in the range of hours or days, we have developed a compact apparatus for the implantation of mass-separated RIB on a target disc at energies between 20-55 keV. In this paper, we also discuss two different retrieval methods of the implanted activity from the implantation target: by chemical etching of the target surface and by recoil collection of implanted alpha emitters.
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