TABLE 2.2 Uranium-Bearing Targets for Mo-99 Production

Target Geometry

Target Material

Target Usersa

Plate

Uranium aluminide/aluminum-alloy dispersion

Mallinckrodt, Institut National des Radioéléments, Nuclear Technology Products, CNEA, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO, OPAL reactor)

Pin

Uranium aluminum alloy in aluminum-cladding

MDS-Nordion (National Research Universal reactor)

Cylinder

UO2 deposited on the inside surface of a stainless-steel closed cylinder

Foil target

Compacted UO2 powder

Indonesian National Atomic Energy Agency (BATAN; current)

BATAN (planned)

MDS Nordion (Maple reactors)b

aSee Chapter 3 for a discussion of these producers.

bIn May 2008, AECL announced that it was discontinuing development work on the Maple reactors.

SOURCE: Data from George Vandegrift, Argonne National Laboratory.

FIGURE 2.5 Fission yield for thermal neutron fission of U-235. SOURCE: Data from Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion File, Incident-neutron data, http://www-nds.iaea.org/exfor/endf00.htm, October 2, 2006; see http://www-nds.iaea.org/sgnucdat/c1.htm.

FIGURE 2.5 Fission yield for thermal neutron fission of U-235. SOURCE: Data from Joint Evaluated Fission and Fusion File, Incident-neutron data, http://www-nds.iaea.org/exfor/endf00.htm, October 2, 2006; see http://www-nds.iaea.org/sgnucdat/c1.htm.



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