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2007 International RERTR Meeting

Abstracts and Available Papers Presented at the Meeting

HEU and LEU Comparison in the Production of Molybdenum-99

Daniel Cestau, Ariel Novello, Pablo Cristini, Marcelo Bronca, Roberto Centurión,
Ricardo Bavaro, Julián Cestau, Eduardo Carranza

Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica
Centro Atómico Ezeiza
República Argentina.


Fission Molybdenum-99 from LEU targets is being produced in Argentina, at the Ezeiza Atomic Centre, since 2002.
Before 2002, Argentina produced for more than 15 years fission molybdenum-99 from HEU targets.
Both production procedures involve the irradiation of the targets composed by an Uranium- Aluminium compound "meat" cladded with aluminum and a chemical processing of the targets.
A statistic relative efficiency analysis of the production results, a brief description of the LEU method and quality control data of both procedures will be presented.

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