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|Title:||SPECACT, a fortran program for the routine calculation of the specific activity of fission-produced Molybdenum-99.|
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Scientific and Technical Reports|
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