Development of a Model for (11)C Production Via the (14)N(rho, alpha) Reaction Using a GE Pettrace Cyclotron
Technical Report,01 Aug 2017,21 Mar 2019
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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The GE PETtrace cyclotron at the MURR facility is used extensively for medical and research radioisotope production. No model exists of its radioisotope production performance, and the energy, full intensity, and spatial profile of the cyclotron proton beam has never been measured. To improve production planning for research and medical isotopes, a MCNP6 model of the isotope production process was developed to maximize efficiency in target design and better understand irradiation conditions. Since the beam energy and profile has a significant impact on the types of reactions that take place and the efficiency of radioisotope production, the MURR cyclotron proton beam energy was measured via foil activation.
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