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Dry phase reactor for generating medical isotopes

United States Patent

May 3, 2016
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An apparatus for generating medical isotopes provides for the irradiation of dry-phase, granular uranium compounds which are then dissolved in a solvent for separation of the medical isotope from the irradiated compound. Once the medical isotope is removed, the dissolved compound may be reconstituted in dry granular form for repeated irradiation.
Mackie; Thomas Rockwell (Verona, WI), Heltemes; Thad Alexander (Waunakee, WI)
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (Madison, WI)
13/ 692,212
December 3, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under DE-FOA-0000323 awarded by the US Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.