Accelerator Produced Isotopes

Jon Stoner
Idaho Accerator Center
Idaho State University

Radioactive isotope creation is traditionally done using reactors (for neutron capture reactions) or cyclotrons (for proton bombardment).  The IAC has investigated the class of isotopes that can be produced with electron linear accelerators.  eLINACs can produced valuable isotopes that are difficult or impractical to produce through other means.  This talk will cover the basic processes for isotope production using an eLINAC [ (g,*)]  then discuss in more detail our successful production of 67-Cu for theragnostic drug development.   I will also discuss future production of isotopes at ISU and potential spin-off research that can involve researchers in Pharmacology, Chemistry and Biology.