14 MeV neutron generators for radionuclide production

A. P. Kushelevsky, Z. B. Alfassi, T. Schlesinger, W. Wolf

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The use of 14 MeV neutron generators for radionuclide production is discussed. The 14 MeV neutron generator is described and tables of some short-lived radioisotopes which can be produced by (n, p), (n, α) and (n, 2n) reactions are given. An estimate of the capital costs of a sealed tube 14 MeV generator with output of 1011 neutrons/s and its annual operating costs is compared to those of typical middle-sized cyclotrons currently used for radioisotope production. Simultaneous use of 14 MeV neutrons for radiotherapy and radionuclide production is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-278
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1979
Externally publishedYes


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