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Increasing the Production of the Mo-99 Isotope by Modernizing the Design of Targets Irradiated in the Experimental Channels of the VVR-с Reactor

9/23/2021 2021 - #03 Physics and technology of nuclear reactor

Pakholik D.A. Kochnov O.Yu. Kolesov V.V. Fomichev V.V.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26583/npe.2021.3.02

UDC: 621.039

There are various ways to obtain Mo-99. Some of them are widely used in industrial production, others are in the research stage with the aim of increasing the product yield. The main industrial method for obtaining Mo-99 using a nuclear reactor is the fragmentation method. This method provides for the presence of a uranium target and a nuclear reactor. The target is placed in the channel of the reactor core and irradiated with neutrons for the required time. After that, the target is removed from the channel to the ‘hot’ chamber for the chemical separation of Mo-99. This is how Mo-99 is obtained practically all over the world.

The paper considers the fragmentation method for producing Mo-99, which is There are various ways to obtain Mo-99. Some of them are widely used in industrial production, others are in the research stage with the aim of increasing the product yield. The main industrial method for obtaining Mo-99 using a nuclear reactor is the fragmentation method. This method provides for the presence of a uranium target and a nuclear reactor. The target is placed in the channel of the reactor core and irradiated with neutrons for the required time. After that, the target is removed from the channel to the ‘hot’ chamber for the chemical separation of Mo-99. This is how Mo-99 is obtained practically all over the world. The paper considers the fragmentation method for producing Mo-99, which is

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molybdenum-99 VVR-c reactor experimental channel target for the production of Mo-99