Production of Radionuclides
Nearly 3000 nuclides are known, of which approximately 2700 are radioactive, and the rest are stable. The majority of radionuclides are artificially produced in the cyclotron and reactor. Some short-lived radionuclides are available from the so-called radionuclide generators in which long-lived parents are loaded and decay to short-lived daughters. The following is a brief description of the sources of different radionuclides.
KeywordsThermal Neutron Neutron Capture Reaction Radionuclide Generator Parent Radionuclide 99mTc Activity
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