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.
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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.