For small 61Cu production, the most cost effective solution is the irradiation of a liquid target at an energy around 16 MeV. Cyclone® KIUBE can have different fixed exit energy with its Custom Energy feature allowing the highest purity.
Cyclone® KIUBE can also be equipped with a degrador foil on the liquid target
Nirta® liquid target
The irradiation of inexpensive natural zinc via 64Zn(p,α)61Cu nuclear reaction provides enough isotope for research applications.
The technique is capable of delivering several batches of purified 61Cu ([61Cu]Cl2) with only 30 min of post-process after End-Of-Beam (EOB), while avoiding the pre- and post- irradiation technical difficulties arising from the use of conventional solid targets.