Gram scale production of 227Ac from irradiated Radium

Leon Baetslé, André Demildt, Daniel Huys, A. Droissart, J. Roose

    Research outputpeer-review


    Since the start of the actinium production at the end of 1969 about 6 g of actinium have been produced and 2 S g have been separated and chemically purified. The processing methods based on precipitation and ion exchange techniques have been adapted to the work with increasing specific activity. The operational experience with the control of the radon isotopes in the hot cell installations and in the adsorption and ventila­tion units groved the possibility to work with large amounts of 226Ra 227Ac and 228Th. An important effort has been devoted to the development of several radiochemical and analytical techniques for off line process control and materials balance check.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2nd International Symposium on Power from Radioisotopes - 2ème Symposium International Sur L'Énergie D'Origine Radio-Isotopique.
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings. Compte Rendu
    Place of PublicationParis
    PublisherOECD Publishing
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Print)9789264010161
    StatePublished - 29 May 1972
    Event1972 - 2nd international symposium on power from radioisotopes - Madrid
    Duration: 29 May 19721 Jun 1972


    Conference1972 - 2nd international symposium on power from radioisotopes

    Cite this