|Title||Utilization of (p, 4n) reaction for 86Zr production with medium energy protons and development of a 86Zr → 86Y radionuclide generator|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Baimukhanova, A, Radchenko, V, Kozempel, J, Marinova, A, Brown, V, Karandashev, V, Karaivanov, D, Schaffer, P, Filosofov, D|
|Journal||Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry|
Utilization of (p, 4n) reaction channel for the production of medical radionuclides became very attractive with commercial availability of medium energy cyclotrons. Significantly higher yields and radionuclidic purity may open new perspectives for several novel and some of the radionuclides previously have not been considered due to production difficulties. In present work, we show the proof-of-principle study on the production of 86Y for Positron Emission Tomography imaging via radionuclide generator 86Zr → 86Y. Production suitability of 86Zr from natural yttrium target and radiochemical separation strategies were tested. In addition, two generator systems were proposed and evaluated.