Chemistry Division

Radioisotope Production

We prepare and distribute unique isotopes used for medical and industrial applications. (Nuclear chemistry, target development, process chemistry, separations chemistry, molecular chemistry of radioisotopes, including QA/QC).

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Isotope Production Facility Remote manipulators are used to safely handle radioactive isotopes, which are purified for research and medicine.

Left: Isotope Production Facility. Targets include RbCl (for Sr-82 production), Ga metal (for Ge-68 production), Al (for Na-22)
Right: Remote manipulators are used to safely handle radioactive isotopes, which are purified for research and medicine.

Ac-225 production for cancer therapy.

Ac-225 production for cancer therapy.
Shown is a thorium foil test target for proof-of-concept experiments.






Si-32

Si-32 returns.
IIAC has recently begun producing Silicon-32 for the first time since 1998. It is a soft beta emitter used to determine the age of glaciers, to investigate oceanic and atmospheric circulation, and to probe ground water infiltration rates.








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April 2014

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