Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 175–184 | Cite as

The production of no carrier added arsenic radioisotopes in nuclear reactors

  • Sandra SiriEmail author
  • María Sol Segovia
  • Isaac Marcos Cohen


The comparative advantages and drawbacks of some reactor-produced arsenic radioisotopes having favourable characteristics for their use as tracers are discussed. The study comprises their preparation based on: (a) capture reactions on germanium; (b) threshold reactions on germanium, selenium and bromine; (c) secondary reactions on germanium, induced by recoil protons and tritons produced by the action of neutrons on lithium. The recommended options for the production of relatively short half-life radionuclides are 77As by capture on germanium or 76As via (n,α) reaction on bromine, while two different ways are applicable for the production of 74As, longer-lived radioisotope.


Nuclear reactions Nuclear reactors Arsenic radioisotopes production Arsenic tracers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro de Tecnologías QuímicasUniversidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Buenos AiresCiudad Autónoma de Buenos AiresRepública Argentina
  2. 2.Centro Atómico EzeizaComisión Nacional de Energía AtómicaBuenos AiresArgentina

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