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Production of Radionuclides for Tracers

Nuclear Methods

  1. Zeev B. Alfassi1,
  2. F. Groppi2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a9062

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Alfassi, Z. B. and Groppi, F. 2009. Production of Radionuclides for Tracers. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel

  2. 2

    Universitá degli Studi, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2009


This chapters deals with production of radionuclides by both neutron bombardment from nuclear reactors and heavy charged accelerated atoms from accelerators. In the case of neutrons, most radionuclides have low specific activity due to the present carrier. The production of carrier-free radionuclides is described.


  • radionuclides;
  • carrier-free radionuclides;
  • nuclear reactors;
  • accelerators