First Measurement of the Radionuclide Purity of the Therapeutic Isotope 67Cu Produced by 68Zn(n, x) Reaction Using nat C(d, n) Neutrons

Nozomi Sato, Kazuaki Tsukada, Satoshi Watanabe, Noriko S. Ishioka, Masako Kawabata, Hideya Saeki, Yasuki Nagai, Tadahiro Kin, Futoshi Minato, Nobuyuki Iwamoto, Osamu Iwamoto

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We have for the first time studied the radionuclide purity of the therapeutic isotope 67Cu produced by the 68Zn(n, x)67Cu reaction. The neutrons were obtained by the natC(d ,n) reaction using 40 MeV deuterons. We measured the γ-ray spectra of the reaction products produced by bombarding an enriched 68ZnO sample with the neutrons with a highpurity Ge detector. We found that the relative production yields of the impurity radionuclides 64Cu, 65Zn, and 69mZn to 67Cu are extremely low. The result indicates that the 68Zn(n, x)67Cu reaction is the most promising among those proposed routes until now for producing high-quality 67Cu, and could solve a longstanding problem of establishing an appropriate production method for 67Cu.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073201
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Volume83
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2014

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First Measurement of the Radionuclide Purity of the Therapeutic Isotope 67Cu Produced by 68Zn(n, x) Reaction Using nat C(d, n) Neutrons. / Sato, Nozomi; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Watanabe, Satoshi; Ishioka, Noriko S.; Kawabata, Masako; Saeki, Hideya; Nagai, Yasuki; Kin, Tadahiro; Minato, Futoshi; Iwamoto, Nobuyuki; Iwamoto, Osamu.

In: journal of the physical society of japan, Vol. 83, No. 7, 073201, 15.07.2014.

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Sato, N, Tsukada, K, Watanabe, S, Ishioka, NS, Kawabata, M, Saeki, H, Nagai, Y, Kin, T, Minato, F, Iwamoto, N & Iwamoto, O 2014, 'First Measurement of the Radionuclide Purity of the Therapeutic Isotope 67Cu Produced by 68Zn(n, x) Reaction Using nat C(d, n) Neutrons', journal of the physical society of japan, vol. 83, no. 7, 073201. https://doi.org/10.7566/JPSJ.83.073201
Sato, Nozomi ; Tsukada, Kazuaki ; Watanabe, Satoshi ; Ishioka, Noriko S. ; Kawabata, Masako ; Saeki, Hideya ; Nagai, Yasuki ; Kin, Tadahiro ; Minato, Futoshi ; Iwamoto, Nobuyuki ; Iwamoto, Osamu. / First Measurement of the Radionuclide Purity of the Therapeutic Isotope 67Cu Produced by 68Zn(n, x) Reaction Using nat C(d, n) Neutrons. In: journal of the physical society of japan. 2014 ; Vol. 83, No. 7.
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