The Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) is entering the market for promethium-147 (Pm-147) to fill critical needs due to disruptions that have occurred in the international supply chain.
Pm-147 is a new product for the DOE IP that used to be produced solely from fuel reprocessing in Russia. For the DOE IP, the radioisotope is currently being extracted from a plutonium waste stream and will also be produced soon through direct irradiation of neodymium-146 (Nd-146) in the High Flux Isotope Reactor.
Promethium is trivalent in its compounds and solutions, showing up as pink or rose in color. It is used industrially as a beta thickness gauge for thin films, as a power source in nuclear batteries, and for medical imaging. The next batches will be available in July and September.
For further inquiries on Pm-147 contact the NIDC at email@example.com or click the link below to request a quote.