Detection and quantitation of 17F formation during the cyclotron production of 13N.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The positron emitter 17F has been identified for the first time as a radioactive contaminant formed during 13N production. It was determined that 17F made up 18% of the short-lived radioactivity previously thought to be exclusively 15O. Mathematical deconvolution of decay curve data was employed as a complement to radioanalytical techniques. The nuclidic composition of the effluents from the proton bombardment of (a) water, (b) dilute ethanol and (c) 13C powder/water slurry was determined and compared with previous literature values.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tornai, M; Bishop, A; Satyamurthy, N; Kleck, J

Published Date

  • July 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 841 - 846

PubMed ID

  • 1321098

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-2889

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0883-2889(92)90143-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England