ICN - Pitesti

IRRADIATION TECHNOLOGIES AND RADIOISOTOPES

Main research areas:

  • Development and diversification of the radioisotopes production techniques, aiming to obtain new radioisotopes, mainly fission 99Mo and 125I from irradiation of Xe gas ;
  • Development of new technologies for working with sealed radiation sources;
  • Development of new technologies to obtain targets intended for the radioisotopes production;
  • Development and authorization of methods, measurement and control chains for radioactive sources characteristic parameters.

Main research results:

  • Increasing the irradiation capacity by the newly created system of irradiation devices;
  • Developing a methodology for calculating the gamma flow and the gamma heating for raw materials and materials part of the irradiation devices inserted in the core of the TRIGA SSR reactor core required for the design of the irradiation experiments for the radioisotopes production;
  • Building an integrated system of neutron computer codes able to cover the design problems of the irradiation experiments for the radioisotopes production;
  • Building a production line of the irradiation targets by sintered metal iridium plated with nickel, required for the manufacture of radiation sealed sources for industrial radiography;
  • Building a production line of the irradiation targets from sintered metal cobalt plated with nickel, required for manufacturing sealed radiation sources for industrial and medical use;
  • Manufacturing and supplying sealed sources for industrial radiography with the following characteristics:
    • SR-Ir-A, with max activity of 4,440 TBq (120 Ci) and focal point of 3x3 mm;
    • SR-Ir-B, with max activity of 2,310 TBq ( 70 Ci) and focal point of 2,5x2,5 mm;
    • SR-Ir-C, with max activity of 1,155 TBq (35 Ci) and focal point of 2x2 mm;
    • SR-Ir-D, with max activity of 0,555 TBq (15 Ci) and focal point of 1,5x1,5 mm;
    • SR-Ir-E, with max activity of 185 TBq (5 Ci) and focal point of 1x1 mm;
    • SR-Ir-F, with max activity of 0,037 TBq (1 Ci) and focal point of 0,5x0,5 mm.

Contact: CS II Petre BUSUIOC; e-mail: petre.busuioc@nuclear.ro

Last modified: 23-01-2014.


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