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. 1981;6(9):411-5.
doi: 10.1007/BF00266432.

Production of Curie Quantities of High Purity I-123 With 15 MeV Protons

Production of Curie Quantities of High Purity I-123 With 15 MeV Protons

R C Barrall et al. Eur J Nucl Med. .

Abstract

Using the technology described for electrodeposition of elemental tellurium, it is possible to bombard a target with 2 kW of proton beam power without significant loss of radio iodine. If Te-123 enriched to 96% is used as target material, the I-123 yield would be about 1 Curie with a 0.23% I-124 impurity for a 2-h bomardment with 130 muA of 15 MeV protons. The same I-124 impurity level can be maintained with a lower enrichment of Te-123 by reducing the proton energy to 11.5 meV, but with a consequent reduction in I-123 yield.

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