Feasibility study for production of 99mTc by neutron irradiation of MoO3 in a 250 kW TRIGA Mark II reactor

Artem V. Matyskin, Danas Ridikas, V. S. Skuridin, Johannes Sterba, Georg Steinhauser

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The subject of this paper is to explore the possibility to obtain 99mTc from activation of 98Mo, using the TRIGA Mark II low flux research reactor (Vienna, Austria). Irradiation of both natural and enriched in 98Mo molybdenum oxides was compared. Aims of this work included the determination of neutron fluxes and 98Mo(n, γ)99Mo reaction effective cross section in the TRIGA Mark II reactor irradiation channels, calculation of 99Mo specific activities, determination of optimal irradiation conditions for the subsequent 99mTc separation from MoO3 targets using concentrating technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • Extraction
  • Molybdenum
  • Neutron irradiation
  • Technetium
  • TRIGA Mark II

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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