Fused Zinc Target for the Production of Gallium Radioisotopes
AbstractGallium-68 is a popular radioisotope for positron emission tomography. To make gallium-68 more accessible, we developed a new solid target for medical cyclotrons. Fused zinc targets promise a new, efficient, and reliable technique without the downsides of other commonly used time-consuming methods for solid target fabrication, such as electroplating and sputtering. We manufactured targets by fusing small pressed zinc pellets into a recess in aluminum backings. Using a simple hotplate, the fusing could be accomplished in less than two minutes. Subsequently, the targets were cooled, polished, and used successfully for test irradiations at Ep = 12.8 MeV and up to 20 µA proton current. View Full-Text
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Zeisler, S.; Limoges, A.; Kumlin, J.; Siikanen, J.; Hoehr, C. Fused Zinc Target for the Production of Gallium Radioisotopes. Instruments 2019, 3, 10.
Zeisler S, Limoges A, Kumlin J, Siikanen J, Hoehr C. Fused Zinc Target for the Production of Gallium Radioisotopes. Instruments. 2019; 3(1):10.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zeisler, Stefan; Limoges, Alan; Kumlin, Joel; Siikanen, Jonathan; Hoehr, Cornelia. 2019. "Fused Zinc Target for the Production of Gallium Radioisotopes." Instruments 3, no. 1: 10.
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