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Title: SPECACT, a fortran program for the routine calculation of the specific activity of fission-produced Molybdenum-99.
Authors: Barnes, RK
Hetherington, ELR
Keywords: Computer codes
Molybdenum 99
Radioactivity
Nuclear decay
Irradiation
Uranium 235
Issue Date: Jan-1986
Publisher: Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Citation: Barnes, R. K., Hetherington, E. L. R., & Australian Atomic Energy Commission. Research Establishment. (1986). Specact, a fortran program for the routine calculation of the specific activity of fission-produced molybdenum-99 (AAEC/E625). Lucas Heights, N.S.W.: Australian Atomic Energy Commission Research Establishment, Lucas Heights Research Laboratories.
Abstract: The specific activity of 99 Mo is an important factor in the production of 99 Mo/Tc-99m generators used in nuclear medicine. Molybdenum-99 formed via the fission route is not carrier free but is contaminated by a number of stable molybdenum isotopes formed concurrently during neutron irradiation of the uranium target. The specific activity of fission-based 99 Mo is therefore a function of irradiation time and post-irradiation decay. A computer program written in FORTRAN is presented for defining routinely the specific activity of fission-based 99 Mo.
Gov't Doc #: 952
URI: http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/23
ISBN: 0642598231
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