Crucial Role of the NIDC

Isotopes play an extremely important role in the fields of nuclear medicine, homeland security, energy, defense, as well as in basic research. While these utilizations often require significant (microgram to gram) amounts of specific isotopes, they are often produced one atom at a time. This makes the production expensive and the supply limited, so coordination among the different production facilities is crucial to ensure availability to the end users.

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