DOE Isotope Program Highlights
An easy-to-use system can increase the availability of PET imaging agents to more patients.
Hard to produce in quantities and purities appropriate for human use, scandium radioisotopes have potential for imaging cancer.
Scientists can tune the strength of astatine-211 bonds with chemicals called ketones, laying the groundwork for a new class of radiopharmaceuticals.
Research advances the chemistry and improves the purity of isotopes for targeted alpha therapy used in the treatment of cancers.
A newly proposed approach aids chemical studies of rare, toxic, radioactive, and precious isotopes by requiring 1,000 times less material.
This new method individually separates heavy metals — an actinide chemist’s dream.
Scientists on Earth use high-energy protons to create isotopes to detect and treat cancer. In space, however, these same high-energy protons can pose a risk to spacecraft and the health of the astronauts traveling in them.
University researchers produce a novel method of shipping the promising medical isotope astatine-211
NextGen power sources may satisfy the need for long-term, compact power for use in remote or extreme environments.
Promising study details how radioactive agents could be sent directly to cancer cells.