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Main Title Krypton-83m Generator.
Author Moghiss, A. A. ; Huf, H. B. ;
CORP Author Southwestern Radiological Health Lab., Las Vegas, Nev.
Year Published 1970
Stock Number PB-217 259
Additional Subjects ( Krypton 83 ; Production) ; ( Radioactive isotopes ; Production) ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-217 259 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 3p
Krypton-83m has several useful applications. It can be used to follow the separation of (85)Kr from air for surveillance purposes and it is potentially attractive for studies of pulmonary function. Although several methods for the production of (83m)Kr have been proposed, no generator for laboratory use has been reported. A convenient method of producing such a generator seems to be by means of (83)Rb which decays with an abundance of 77 per cent to (83m)Kr. For the purpose of (83m)Kr production, the purity of (83)Rb is irrelevant and the presence of (84)Rb commonly accompanying (83)Rb poses no problem. With a half life of 83 days (83)Rb is well suited for laboratory use. The report presents a description of a (83)Rb (83m)Kr generator. (Author Modified Abstract)