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A solid target system with remote handling of irradiated targets for PET cyclotrons.

Siikanen, Jonathan LU ; Tran, Thuy LU ; Olsson, T G; Strand, Sven-Erik LU and Sandell, Anders LU (2014) In Applied Radiation and Isotopes 94. p.294-301
Abstract
A solid target system was developed for a PET cyclotron. The system is compatible with many different target materials in the form of foils and electroplated/sputtered targets which makes it useful for production of a wide variety of different PET radionuclides. The target material is manually loaded into the system. Remote handling of irradiated target material is managed with a pneumatic piston and a vacuum technique which allows the targets to be dropped into a shielded transport container. To test the target performance, proton irradiations (12.8MeV, 45μA) of monoisotopic yttrium foils (0.64mm, direct water cooling) were performed to produce (89)Zr. The yields were 2200±200MBq (1h, n=13) and 6300±65MBq (3h, n=3).
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  author       = {Siikanen, Jonathan and Tran, Thuy and Olsson, T G and Strand, Sven-Erik and Sandell, Anders},
  issn         = {0969-8043},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {294--301},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Applied Radiation and Isotopes},
  title        = {A solid target system with remote handling of irradiated targets for PET cyclotrons.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2014.09.001},
  volume       = {94},
  year         = {2014},
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