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US20110013739 Methods and apparatuses for producing isotopes in nuclear fuel assembly water rods  
Example embodiments are directed to methods and apparatuses for generating desired isotopes within water rods of nuclear fuel assemblies. Example methods may include selecting a desired...
US20130108525 METHOD FOR SEPARATION OF CHEMICALLY PURE OS FROM METAL MIXTURES  
A method for separating an amount of osmium from a mixture containing the osmium and at least one other additional metal is provided. In particular, method for forming and trapping OsO4 to...
US20070092051 Method of producing radium-225 and decay products thereof  
Provided herein are methods of producing radium-225 and actinium-225 from an activated radium-226 source. Irradiation of the radium-226 by neutrons with energy effective to drive the reaction...
US20110216868 IRRADIATION TARGET POSITIONING DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME  
Example embodiments and methods are directed to irradiation target positioning devices and systems that are configurable to permit accurate irradiation of irradiation targets and accurate...
US20060285622 Method and apparatus for backscatter neutron non-destructive examination  
The present invention processes a non-destructive examination on a spent-fuel storage rack by neutron rays to identify the existence and the depletion of a boron plate in the rack as utilizing an...
US20090225922 Neutron flux source and use thereof  
The patent specification and claims disclose a neutron flux source supplying both monoenergentic neutrons and a spectrum of neutron energies similar to the neutron emission of 252Cf. The neutron...
US20050082469 Neutron-driven element transmuter  
A material is exposed to a neutron flux by distributing it in a neutron-diffusing medium surrounding a neutron source. The diffusing medium is transparent to neutrons and so arranged that neutron...
US20070160176 Isotope generator  
An isotope generator comprising a first container for hosting a neutron source, and a second container for containing a sample, arranged in the proximity of the first container, for receiving and...
US20100002824 Neutron bundles for energy and element production  
Neutron bundles are formed as a result of interactions between polarized atomic core neutrons and anti-polar neutrons injected into atomic cores. Neutron bundles are groups of neutrons that can be...
US20150092900 AQUEOUS ASSEMBLY AND CONTROL METHOD  
An aqueous assembly has a negative coefficient of reactivity with a magnitude. The aqueous assembly includes a vessel and an aqueous solution, with a fissile solute, supported in the vessel. A...
US20090225921 DIRECT PRODUCTION OF THERMAL ANTINEUTRONS AND ANTIPROTONS  
A method for obtaining free thermal antineutrons within the cage-like structure of a fullerene molecule comprising irradiating the fullerene molecule with free neutrons causing free neutrons to be...
US20150064108 METHOD OF PREPARING RADIOISOTOPE HYBRID NANOCOMPOSITE PARTICLES USING SOL-GEL REACTION AND RADIOISOTOPE HYBRID NANOCOMPOSITE PARTICLES PREPARED USING THE SAME  
A method of preparing radioisotope hybrid nanocomposite particles using a sol-gel reaction, and radioisotope hybrid nanocomposite particles prepared using the same are provided. The method...
US20120069946 Compact Radioisotope Generator  
Disclosed are a method and apparatus for making a radioisotope and a composition of matter including the radioisotope. The radioisotope is made by exposing a material to neutrons from a portable...
US20060227920 Hybrid stoichiometric analysis and imaging using non-thermal and thermal neutrons  
An apparatus and method for analyzing and imaging chemical compounds within a test subject uses subatomic particle activation. The test subject (and chemical compounds contained therein) is...
US20140321590 SMALL, FAST NEUTRON SPECTRUM NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WITH A LONG REFUELING INTERVAL  
Nuclear reactor systems and methods are described having many unique features tailored to address the special conditions and needs of emerging markets. The fast neutron spectrum nuclear reactor...
US20140226773 Nuclear Reactor Target Assemblies, Nuclear Reactor Configurations, and Methods for Producing Isotopes, Modifying Materials Within Target Material, and/or Characterizing Material Within a Target Material  
Target assemblies are provided that can include a uranium-comprising annulus. The assemblies can include target material consisting essentially of non-uranium material within the volume of the...
US20060285621 Method and device for initiating a fusion reaction through isomer potentiated nuclear decay  
A method and device for initiating a fusion reaction through isomer potentiated nuclear decay, wherein a fissionable casing is initially provided. A high-energy density material is located in the...
US20120300890 SEGMENTED REACTION CHAMBER FOR RADIOISOTOPE PRODUCTION  
A reactor that is operable to produce an isotope includes a region for containing a controlled nuclear fission reaction, the region segmented into a plurality of independent compartments, each of...
US20100067639 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING THE RADIOACTIVITY OF A PARTICLE  
A method and apparatus for reducing the radioactivity of a particle is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: accelerating one or more first particle(s) comprising one or more neutron(s),...
US20110280356 Techniques for On-Demand Production of Medical Isotopes Such as Mo-99/Tc-99m and Radioactive Iodine Isotopes Including I-131  
A system for radioisotope production uses fast-neutron-caused fission of depleted or naturally occurring uranium targets in an irradiation chamber. Fast fission can be enhanced by having neutrons...
US20130202073 Method and apparatus of deactivating explosives and chemical warfare with high-energy neutrons generated from deuterium tritium fusion reaction  
A non-destructive assay of deactivation of the contents of explosives and chemical warfare on-field (and or in lab) is presented with high-energy neutrons at 14, 4 and 2 MeV. The elements and...
US20110013738 Neutron Source For Creation of Isotopes  
Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems and methods for creating radioisotopes. In one aspect, a Compact Fusion Neutron Source (CFNS) as described herein, can be used to create radioisotopes....
US20120275557 Production of Radionuclide Molybdenum 99 in a Distributed and In Situ Fashion  
A method and apparatus for producing Mo-99 from Mo-100 for the use of the produced Mo-99 in a Tc-99m generator without the use of uranium is presented. Both the method and apparatus employ high...
US20130170593 METHOD OF PRODUCING RADIONUCLIDES  
The invention relates to a method of producing radionuclides. According to the method, a target medium comprising at least a target nuclide material is irradiated in an irradiation zone with...
US20130070883 METHOD OF UTILIZING NUCLEAR REACTIONS OF NEUTRONS TO PRODUCE PRIMARILY LANTHANIDES AND/OR PLATINUM METALS  
The method according to the invention is accomplished via neutrons (11) produced in a nuclear reactor and moderated to thermal energy level (13) in such a way that a target (6) to be irradiated...
US20110305308 ADVANCED ONCE-THROUGH PROCESSING FOR EXTRACTING MOLYBDENUM-99 FROM DEUTERIUM AND LOW ENRICHED URANIUM SOLUTIONS  
A large enhancement of neutron flux is realized when a primary target of D2O and H2O is contained in a vessel, is irradiated by an electron beam incident on a gamma converter and where the vessel...
US20120121053 Very Large Enhancements of Thermal Neutron Fluxes Resulting in a Very Large Enhancement of the Production of Molybdenum-99 Including Spherical Vessels  
A large enhancement of neutron flux is realized when a primary target of D2O and H2O is contained in a vessel, is irradiated by an electron beam incident on a gamma converter and where the vessel...
US20110129049 VERY LARGE ENHANCEMENTS OF THERMAL NEUTRON FLUXES RESULTING IN A VERY LARGE ENHANCEMENT OF THE PRODUCTION OF MOLYBDENUM-99  
A large enhancement of neutron flux is realized when a primary target of D2O and H2O is contained in a vessel, is irradiated by an electron beam incident on a gamma converter and where the vessel...
US20110019789 RADIONUCLIDE PRODUCTION USING A Z-PINCH NEUTRON SOURCE  
Radionuclides are produced with a pulsed neutron flux from a multiple repetition rate staged Z-pinch machine, the pulsed neutron flux is moderated, an activatable radionuclide precursor is exposed...
US20130129027 High Flux Neutron Source  
An apparatus for producing thermal or epithermal neutrons in a sample has a plurality of fast neutron sources positioned around a cylindrical or spherical moderator to maximize the neutron flux at...
US20100215137 Method and apparatus for producing radioisotope  
A radioisotope is produced through any of the following reactions using a target material: (1) (n, 2n) reaction: two-neutron pickup reaction induced by neutrons,(2) (n, 3n) reaction: three-neutron...
US20170062085 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING ISOTOPES IN NUCLEAR REACTOR STARTUP SOURCE HOLDERS  
Irradiation target holders are configured to fit in open locations inside of an operating commercial nuclear core. Holders can be placed with ends at vertical bottom and top of the core or any...
US20170032860 TECHNIQUES FOR ON-DEMAND PRODUCTION OF MEDICAL ISOTOPES SUCH AS MO-99/TC-99M AND RADIOACTIVE IODINE ISOTOPES INCLUDING I-131  
A system for radioisotope production uses fast-neutron-caused fission of depleted or naturally occurring uranium targets in an irradiation chamber. Fast fission can be enhanced by having neutrons...
US20160379728 YTTRIUM-90 PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A method of producing the therapeutic medical isotope yttrium-90 (Y-90) is provided that includes providing a zirconium target composed at least partially of Zr-90, directing an electron beam onto...
US20160148712 PRODUCTIONS OF RADIOISOTOPES  
The present disclosure generally relates to methods and structures for the production of radioisotopes from the thermal neutron irradiation of selected natural isotopes. The methods, structures...
US20150348663 METHOD OF PRODUCING ISOTOPES IN POWER NUCLEAR REACTORS  
In a method of producing isotopes in a light water power reactor, one or more targets within the reactor may be irradiated under a neutron flux to produce one or more isotopes. The targets may be...
US20150302944 Combined Moderator/Target For Neutron Activation Process  
The present invention relates to combined moderator/target structures that significantly increase the initial energy spectrum of neutrons generated in a nuclear reactor within the thermal range of...
US20150124921 Downhole Gamma Ray Source Using Neutron Activation  
A method is for creating a gamma ray source downhole by creating a radioactive material through irradiation of an inert material by high energy neutrons, wherein the material to be activated may...
US20120275556 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOVEL NEUTRON ACTIVATION GEOMETRIES IN A FLOWING CARRIER STREAM  
The present invention provides a nuclear activation apparatus for one or more fluid samples comprising the following modules; a means for introducing one or more fluid samples to a sample...

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