Laser-driven radioisotopes production at SCAPA for medical and industrial application

Battaglia, G and Brunetti, E and Chishti, M M R and Lorusso, G and O'Donnell, D and Scheck, M and Wiggins, S M and Jaroszynski, D A (2020) Laser-driven radioisotopes production at SCAPA for medical and industrial application. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1643 (1). 012200. ISSN 1742-6588

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    Abstract

    Isotopes for nuclear medicine are scarce and expensive. Researchers worldwide are exploring new production methods to avoid the dependence on nuclear reactors as sources to satisfy future isotope demands. Photo-nuclear reactions have hitherto been used as a tool for studying the nuclear structure. Laser wakefield accelerators (LWFAs) are very compact accelerators capable of producing high energy electron beams. In this paper we investigate the possibility of using LWFAs to produce 225Ac via photo-spallation reactions.

    ORCID iDs

    Battaglia, G ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1974-8521, Brunetti, E ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8302-9762, Chishti, M M R, Lorusso, G, O'Donnell, D, Scheck, M, Wiggins, S M ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7804-6146 and Jaroszynski, D A ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3006-5492;