The U.S. Department of Energy Isotope Program (DOE IP) tentatively plans to add a new batch of zinc-65 (Zn-65) into inventory in the near future pending sufficient demand. Due to its gamma- and positron-emitting properties, the radioactive isotope is most commonly used as a tracer in physical and metabolic studies.
Zinc-65 has a half-life of 244 days and is produced via proton irradiation of a gallium metal target using the DOE’s Brookhaven Linac Isotope Producer (BLIP), located at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Zn-65 product has a radionuclidic purity of >99%, an activity concentration of >1 mCi/mL, and is sold as Zinc (II) in 0.05-0.5 N HCl.
Zinc-65 is offered on an as-needed basis and can be ordered in millicurie quantities. For further inquiries about Zn-65, please contact the NIDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below to request a quote.