Cu61Copper 61

Copper-61 is a radioisotope used in positron emission tomography (PET). It has a half-life of 3.33h. The use of this nuclide is currently low. However, its easy and especially inexpensive production in medical cyclotrons makes it an attractive radionuclide of copper.

To produce Copper 61,
we recommend this production route:

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    Cyclone® KIUBE

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    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

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    Nirta® liquid target

    The irradiation of inexpensive natural zinc via 64Zn(p,α)61Cu nuclear reaction provides enough isotope for research applications.

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