98 Isotope Production Facilities
 

This database contains 98 Research Reactors performing Isotope Production distributed over 45 Member States.
Note that this view includes Reactors of the following status:
PLANNED, UNDER CONSTRUCTION, OPERATIONAL, TEMPORARY SHUTDOWN

Depending on the available neutron flux, a large number of isotopes can be produced: 24Na, 32P, 38Cl, 56Mn, 41Ar, 64Cu, 198Au, 90Y, 99Mo, 125I, 131I, 133Xe, 14C, 35S, 51Cr, 60Co, 89Sr, 153Sm, 169Yb, 170Tm, 192Ir, etc. Radioactive isotopes are used in medicine, industry, research, and other areas.

 
Left: Hot cells for radioisotope production in Korea (KAERI, Republic of Korea)
Right: Typical forms of isotopic radioactive sources (IAEA-TECDOC-1234).
 

Related IAEA publications:

IAEA Nuclear Energy Series No. NF-T-5.4, 'Non-HEU Production Technologies for Molybdenum-99 and Technetium-99m', Vienna (2013).

IAEA Technical Reports Series No. 478, "Feasibility of Producing Molybdenum-99 on a Small Scale Using Fission of Low Enriched Uranium or Neutron Activation of Natural Molybdenum", Vienna (2015).

Technical Reports Series No. 473, "Nuclear Data for the Production of Therapeutic Radionuclides", Vienna (2012).

IAEA TECDOC Series No. 1340, 'Manual for Reactor Produced Radioisotopes', Vienna (2003).