The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) has plans to add a large batch of high specific activity cadmium-109 (Cd-109) into inventory in the near future pending sufficient demand.
Most commonly used as a source for X-ray fluorescence imaging and in environmental research, Cd-109 (half-life of 461.4 days to silver-109) is produced at the Isotope Production Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory through the proton bombardment of an indium target. Unlike the more conventional reactor-produced Cd-109, the accelerator route offers a no carrier added product with a high specific activity expected to be >100 Ci/g. It also possesses a relatively high radionuclidic purity of ≥99.9% (excluding Cd-113m).
Cadmium-109 can be ordered in mCi quantities as Cadmium (II) in 0.1 M HCl. To request your quote for Cadmium-109 click the link below.